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•<^ MINUTES 
-jr PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:05 P.M. 
-:^ January 13, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
John M. Sanger, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-001 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President John M. Sanger, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Nancy C. Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Joint Public Hearing of the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission, Work Program & Plan Revision Committee 
and the Public Utilities Commission of December 12, 1980 and 
the Regular Meeting of December 23, 1980 were approved. 

Tapes of the meetings are on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0002 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities, to apply for, accept 
and expend federal grant funds from the U.S. 
Department of Transportation for Phase B - 
Rehabilitation of Forest Hill Station. 
Estimated budget: $5,809,700, 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0003 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1793 — Main Installation in 
Shipley, Bryant and Folsom Streets to W. L. 
Fairey, in the amount of $165,470. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0004 E Approving plans and specifications and 

authorizing Bid Call, under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 623, paint steel trolley poles, various 
locations. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0005 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 660, 

Conversion of Patrick Henry School, Floor covering 
in the amount of $34,683, to James A. Smith Co. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0006 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call under WD Contract No. 1800, at estimated 
cost of $435,000. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-002 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0007 E Authorizing and approving the substitution of sub- 
contractor Environmental Painting Co. , for Venus 
Painting Company, to perform the painting and vinyl 
work included in Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 620, 
Conversion of Patrick Henry School, and Kinel of 
California to furnish and install drapes and blinds. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0008 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, and 
authorizing final payment of $16,268.60 in favor 
of Kingshill & Sons, Inc. and Sutter California Corp. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, Seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0009 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, and 

approving Final Payment of $5,281.05, to W. L. Fairey 
under Water Department Contract No. WD-1785. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0010 E Accepting the work performed by PBQ&D, Inc. and 

Gibbs & Hill, Inc., for Design of Electrification of 
Market street Subway, Modifications to Existing Rail 
Vehicle Trolley System and Tunnel Feeders, and 
related work as satisfactorily completed and 
authorizing final payment of $583.34. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0011 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation of $9,383 
for the reclassification of one position. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0012 A Approving collection of charges for damages against 

miscellaneous debtors for the month of December 1980, 
San Francisco Water Department, totalling $1,851.06. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0013 A Authorizing the modification of Municipal Railway's 
existing contract with the Institute for Transit 
Management to develop, implement and evaluate 



81-003 



an orientation and team building program for Transit 
Line Coordinators and Dispatchers, and to continue 
to provide implementation assistance during the pilot 
project, at a cost not to exceed $4,000. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0014 A Authorizing the Municipal Railway to compromise and 
accept $2,500 in settlement of a claim against 
Rosenberg Gradall Service and Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 
for damages to Streetcar No. 1023. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0001 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$149,300. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0015 E Accepting the quotation of $1,241,515 for the repair/ 
replacement of Light Rail Vehicles 1222 and 1252, 
accepting $1,191,515 from insurance carrier, 
approving payment of $50,000 deductible, and 
requesting the Controller to certify funding for 
the Contract Order with Boeing Vertol Company for 
the repair of these vehicles. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0016 H Declaration of an Emergency, to effect Weather 

Modification Program for Lake Lloyd Watershed and 
approving a Supplemental Appropriation in the amount 
of $75,000 for necessary emergency services. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

81-0017 W Consenting to the sublease of 3.2 acres of Water 
Department land from Rincon-Vitova Insectaries to 
Space Ordnance Systems. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81t0018 W Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate to a 
Judgment of Condemnation, and approving Utility 
Agreement with the County of San Mateo. 

Votes: Ayes -- McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-004 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0019 M Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to enter into an Agreement with R. B. Bishop for 

consulting engineering services in an amount not 
to exceed $25,000. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0020 F Approving amendment to the contract with New York 
Subway Advertising, Inc., reducing the minimum 
rental guarantee from $400,000 to $342,600, re- 
ducing the rental from 54% to 47.6% of the first 
$1,450,000 gross revenue, in exchange for 
relinquishment of the right to place advertising 
on the exterior of the LRVs and 25 Grumman-Flexible 
coaches, effective January 1, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0021 F Approving a Supplemental Appropriation - 

Compensation Adjustment, in the amount of $12,930. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 
************* 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Lenvin requested a report at the next meeting on the 
status of the Municipal Railway's elderly and handicapped 
programming. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0016 — Declaration of an emergency to effect 
Weather Modification Program for Lake Lloyd. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated that the department received a letter from the Secretary 
of the Resources Agency of the State of California, dated March 
3, 1980, certifying that certain weather modification projects 
such as this proposed project would be exempt from the 
preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. However, when 
the department applied for a license they were informed that an 
EIR would be necessary. 

An environmental study has been conducted but public hearings 
have not been held on the strength of the Secretary's letter. 

President McCrea requested that this issue be taken up with the 
Secretary of the Resources Agency. 

Mr. William Werrell, representing the National Park Service, 
stated that the agency is opposed to any cloud seeding that 
would affect rainfall within Yosemite National Park. 



81-005 



Commissioner Sanger moved approval with the addition of the follow- 
ing clauses: 

RESOLVED, That the program will only be continued for as 
long as precipitation is below normal; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That future weather modification programs will 
be reviewed by this Commission prior to their undertaking. 

************** 

Items No. 11 and 18 — Regarding Water Department capital 
improvements. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that these items be continued to the 
first meeting following the receipt of the report on the Water 
Department's revenue requirements from Coopers and Lybrand, 
consultants. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0002 — PUBLIC HEARING, on grant application 
for Phase B - Rehabilitation of Forest Hill Station. 

A transcript of the public hearing is on file in the office of 
the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Gerald Cauthen, Principal Engineer, Muni Projects Division, 
described the proposed modifications to Forest Hill Station 
using drawings. 

President McCrea requested that an effort be made to design the 
facility so that a special monitored entrance for handicapped 
persons will not be necessary. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President CAP/TRANS, spoke in favor of the 
"scaled down" station design. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren expressed concern about the cost of the 
project and the source of funds. 

************** 

Item No. 16 — Presentation by the Transport Workers Union, Local 
250A regarding the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's 
Performance Audit of the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
said that the Union disagreed with the audit, especially in the 
area of absenteeism and therefore hired a consultant, Ms. Rebecca 
Hazelwood of Spectrum Research, to prepare a response. 

Ms. Hazelwood summarized her report which stated deficiencies in 
the quality of information, was critical of certain methodology 
used and pointed out that the audit did not discuss the effects 
of job stress on absenteeism. 



81-006 



Mr. Raymond Antonio, Recording Secretary, Transport Workers, 
Union, Local 250A, said that the Union did not have any 
input to the audit report. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if an exit audit conference was held. 
Mr. Antonio replied that the Union had met with the auditors 
after the final drafting of the report. 

Mr. Tom Rubin, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Project Manager, stated 
that the auditors had met with the Union leadership several 
times throughout the course of the audit and provided them 
with drafts at various stages and a complete "final draft" 
and then had a specific meeting with them. Several changes 
were made based upon their input at that time. These issues 
were not raised at that time. 

Commissioner Lenvin suggested that staff develop a program to 
reduce job related stress in bus drivers. 

President McCrea suggested that the auditors, Deloitte, Haskins 
and Sells, be given an opportunity to respond to the Union's 
report and that the report and the auditors' comments be 
forwarded to MTC. 



Thereupon the Meeting was adjourned: 4:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-007 



^ MINUTES 
S^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DOCUftrtENTS DEPT. 

1-E6 2b1981 

SAN FRAKCJbCO 
PUDLIC LIBRARY 



Dianne Feinsteln 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
S January 27, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 
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Call to Order: 2:02 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President John M. Sanger, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, Nancy C. Lenvin 

Commissioner Thomas Hsieh arrived at 2:05 P.M. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of January 13, 1981 were 
approved. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Election of Officers 

Commissioner Thomas Hsieh nominated Commissioner John Sanger for 
President. Commissioner H. Welton Flynn seconded the nomination. 

Commissioner Sanger was unanimously elected President for 1981. 

Commissioners Flynn and Sanger commended outgoing President McCrea 
for his strong leadership and dedication to the Commission and 
for his job well done. 

Outgoing President McCrea reflected on the four years that he has 
been on the Commission, that remarkable strides have been made in 
terms of building a strong management team for PUC, particularly 
for Muni building for the future, bringing our financial problems 
under control in a very difficult financial period — a tribute to 
members of the Commission as well as to staff. 



Commissioner Peter McCrea nominated Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 
for Vice President. Commissioner Nancy Lenvin seconded the 
Nomination. 

Commissioner Flynn was unanimously elected Vice President for 
1981. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION NO. On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0022 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call of WD Contract No. 1787 — Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Broadway between Powell & Sansome. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0023 E Approving Contract Modification #3 to Contract 
No. MR-681 - Fire Protection System, Central 
Control Rm. , West Portal Station, at a cost 
of $721 to provide for necessary review, inspec- 
tion and testing required by State and local 
fire authorities. 

Votes: Ayes — Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0024 E Approving Contract Modification No. 3, to Contract 
No. MR-667 — Trackwork Reconstruction, 46th Ave. 
and Taraval St. and St. Francis Circle, amount 
of $19,988.39 to provide additional work. 

Votes: Ayes — McCrea, Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0025 H Approving the Department of Public Works's proposal 

for street lighting in the Levi Plaza area, under the 
Department of Public Works Contract No. 24,849, with 
the provision that all details meet with the appro- 
val of the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0026 H Approving the Redevelopment Agency's proposal for 

street lighting in the Hunters Point Area, under the 
Redevelopment Agency's Site Improvement Contract 
No. IR with the provision that all details meet 
with the approval of the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0027 F Requesting sthe Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $400,000 to provide 
funds for the payment of overtime craft wages. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0028 A Approving Revolving Fund payments in the amount of 
$73,223.74, for claims against the Municipal 
Railway, in the month of December, 1980. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0029 A Approving compromise settlements, month of December, 
1980, total amount billed: $6,309.03, total 
compromise settlements: $3,766.22, and 
approving collections, month of December, 1980, 
amount of $5,491.83 for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0030 M Authorizing the Purchaser to accept the bid of 

Paul Ferragano, North Shore Recycling Co., Lynn, 
Massachusetts, for the scrap value of 21 PCC cars, 
in the amount of $7,560, and includes providing 
the Municipal Railway with any parts desired 
before the cars are scrapped. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-010 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0031 M Authorizing new transfer rules and regulations 
that will permit passengers to travel in any 
direction within 1-1/2 hours. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0032 M Authorizing the solicitation of bids 

to sell commercial advertising space on Municipal 
Railway transfer forms 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0033 M Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 6 to the Agreement with 
Urban Transportation Development Corp. , Ltd. , to 
analyze and revise the existing automotive main- 
tenance program and to provide overall program 
implementation assistance. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0034 A Authorizing the General Manager to proceed with 
the implementation of a personal services 
contract with Public Management Consulting 
Associates to conduct a management development 
program for middle and senior managers at a price 
not to exceed $42,983 for an 18-month schedule. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0035 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply 
for, receive and expend Mass Transit Guideway 
Capital Assistance from the State of California 
under the Transportation Planning and 
Development Account for the Municipal 
Railway's Capital Improvement Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0037 GO Opposing Assembly Bill No. 95 granting statutory 
representation on Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to Bay Area transit properties. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-011 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0038 GO Establishing responsibility for certain elements 
of the City's overall energy conservation effort. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

************* 



Item No. 16 — Discussion of an interim policy with respect to 
employment of individuals with records of 
past criminal convictions. 

Mr. Sklar recommended, pending adoption of a city-wide policy 
by Civil Service, that staff review criminal records and make a 
recommendation for either separation or placement in a non-public 
contact position, and that the action to be taken follow "due 
process" as established by the City Attorney. 

Mr. John Maher, President of Delancey Street, spoke in favor of 
the City hiring ex-felons. 

Mr. Alex Pitcher, President of the San Francisco National 
Association for the Advancement of Colored People, supported 
meaningful job opportunities for those persons who have paid 
their debt to society. 

Mr. Larry Martin, Representative for the International Transport 
Workers Union, suggested that management work with the Union to 
try to solve this problem. 

Ms. Ellen Barry, Attorney for Employment Law Center, stated that 
she has been working with Civil Service on drafting guidelines 
in this area. She suggested that no one be fired until guideliios 
are established. 

Mr. Art Thompson, an ex-convict, supported more employment of 
ex-convicts. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President of CAP/Trans, said that what an 
employee does during non-working hours should not affect a 
person's employment. 

Mr. Guy Crouch, representing Ombudsman, San Francisco Sheriff's 
Department, said that there is no evidence to show that a Muni 
driver with a criminal record is more likely to commit a crime 
than a driver without a record. 

Mr. Michael Miller, Field Representative for the American Civil 
Liberties Union, Northern California, said that because the 
Civil Service Commission and the Board of Supervisors have not 
acted in this area does not mean that the Public Utilities 
Commission cannot establish their own guidelines. 

Commissioner McCrea expressed concern about consistent 
application of the criteria to be used. He requested that 
staff write the criteria for screening individuals and circulate 
them to the Civil Service Commission and the Union. 



81-012 



Conunissioner Hsieh said that this Commission has the responsibility 
to maintain a system that is safe. In the opinion of management 
there are six specific cases that may endanger the public safety. 
He opposed continuation of this matter to another meeting and 
supported the General Manager's recommendation to assign these 
individuals to non-public contact positions. 

Commissioner Flynn moved and Commissioner Sanger seconded a 
motion stating that the status employed at this time be held 
in abeyance until the Commission meets in Special Session to 
decide the criteria to be used. Commissioners McCrea and 
Lenvin voted aye. Commissioner Hsieh voted no. The Special 
Meeting was set for Friday, January 30, 1981 at 2:00 P.M. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0031 — Authorizing new transfer rules and 
regulations, permitting passengers to travel in any direction 
within one and one-half hours. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if this proposal was a change in rate 
and structures. Mr. McMorris Dow, Utilities General Counsel, 
answered that it was not since the amount charged would remain 
the same. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to adopt the change in the rules and 
regulations for transfers allowing travel in any direction 
for 2 hours. 

Commissioner Hsieh asked for a report on the financial impact 
in three months and seconded the motion. 

Commissioner McCrea moved to amend the motion to allow 1-1/2 
hours for travel. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

On the amendment. Commissioners Sanger, McCrea and Flynn voted 
aye. Commissioners Lenvin and Hsieh voted no. 

On the motion, as amended, the vote was unanimous to approve 
the change. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0032 — Authorizing solicitation of bids to 
sell commercial advertising space on transfer forms. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to authorize solicitation of bids and 
selection of a firm by the Commission rather than 
authorizing negotiation of a contract. Commissioner Hsieh 
seconded. 



************* 



Resolution No. 81-0037 — Opposing Assembly Bill No. 95. 

Commissioner McCrea said that MTC is supposed to exercise 
independent judgment over the operations of Bay Area transit 
agencies and to perform an auditing and monitoring function as 
a pre-qualification for appropriation of grant funds. He 
moved to oppose AB 95 and to request the Mayor and the Board 
ot Supervisors to join the Commission in opposition to the bill 
Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS /^DJOURNE©- 5:25 P.M. 



81-013 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
<^FCRETARY 



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^-PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Special Meeting 

Room 282, City Hall 

4:00 P.M. 

January 30, 1981 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 1 1981 

SAN FRANCJSCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 

Richard Sklar 

. GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 4:00 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas 
Hsieh 



President Sanger announced that the Commission had met in 
Executive Session and had adopted two interim policies 
regarding the hiring of individuals with records of past 
criminal convictions. He read a statement which is made a 
part of these Minutes. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0040 GO Adopting interim policy governing employment 
of persons with criminal record, employed 
since August 1, 1980, within the jurisdiction 
of the Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0041 GO Adopting interim policy governing hiring of 
new employees who have record of criminal 
convictions . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Special Meeting 
Room 282, City Hall 

12:00 P.M. 
•i. February 4, 1981 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 1 ^98^ 

SAN FRANCiSCO 
PUE'-IC USRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 12:25 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0042 W Designating Tuesday, February 24, 1981 at 2:00 P.M., 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, for a 
Public Hearing to consider proposals for rate 
increases and additional charges for water service 
and water supplied by the San Francisco Water 
Department. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolution are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 12:27 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 10, 1981 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

\m 1 1 1981 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:06 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Conunissioners Nancy C. Lenvin, 
and Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn and Conunissioner Peter 
McCrea 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 27, 1981 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0043 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call on Water Department Contract No. 1792 — 
Main Installation in Union Street, between Battery 
Street and The Embarcadero, estimated to cost 
$43,200 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0044 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call on Water Department Contract No. 1801 — 
Construction of Fences at Sawyer Camp Road in 
San Mateo County, estimated to cost $130,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0045 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call on Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 635 — 
Tunnels and Pipelines, miscellaneous mechanical 
repairs, estimated cost of the work under the base 
bid is $20,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0046 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call on Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 640 — No. 55 
Sacramento Electrification Project, Battery St. to 
Broderick, Underground Cable Installation, 
estimated net cost of $105,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-019 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0047 E Approving the plans and specifications and 

authorizing Bid Call on Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
653 — Bryant Street Building, overhead lines 
offices and Gilley Rooms, Alterations and related 
work, estimated to cost $150,000. 

Votes: Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0048 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 650, Recon- 
struct Trolley Coach Overhead, various locations. 
Contract No. 1, in the amount of $284,194 to Comstock 
Van Hook (Joint Venture), Lafayette, California, 
as the lowest regular and responsible bidder. 

Votes: Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0049 E Approving Modification of Contract No. 1 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 638, No. 55-Sacramento 
Electrification Project, Battery to Polk Streets, 
Underground Duct System, and an extension of 10 
calendar days to accomplish the work, estimated 
to cost $16,552. 

Votes: Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0039 E Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
total amount of $230,151.88. 

Votes: Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0050 H Approving of City-owned land being Hetch Hetchy 
Parcels No. 441 and No. 442 be declared surplus 
and offered for sale and authorizing the Director 
of Property to appraise and offer said parcels 
for sale subject to the provisions of Section 7.4 
of the City Charter. 

Votes: Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-020 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0051 H Approving the revocable permits requested by the 
United States Forest Service for the use of the 
buildings at Cherry Valley Dam and authorizing the 
General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
to execute these revocable permits. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0052 W Approving write-offs in the amount of $7,608.98 
as acted upon by the Water and Sewer Lien 
Committee per list on file with the San Francisco 
Water Department. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0053 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with the firm of Robert 
B. Wong AIA Architect for the performance of 
design work for the construction of an Auxiliary 
Building at Muni Metro Rail Center at the corner 
of Geneva and San Jose Avenues, in an amount not 
to exceed $174,188, subject to the concurrence 
of UMTA of the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0054 F Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to publish a Request for Proposals for Contractor 
Assistance in the sale of monthly Municipal 
Railway passes and to execute a two-year contract 
for temporary services. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0055 F Recommending to the Board of Supervisors that 

Section II.A.3(o) of the Salary Standardization 
Ordinance be amended to confer on the General 
Manager of Public Utilities flexibility over the 
number of hours worked per day by employees in 
certain enumerated classes stated in the 
above-mentioned section. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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************* 

President Sanger, referring to the Municipal Railway bus driver 
who was shot to death while on duty, expressed regret at the 
loss of a Muni driver. He said he was confident that there would 
be a resolution to this through the Police Department and this 
Commission's commitment to more security for passengers and 
drivers. 

************* 
C0Mf4UNICATI0NS 

President Sanger stated that a letter had been received from 
San Francisco Tomorrow requesting that the Commission convene 
a special meeting to hear testimony on how downtown expansion 
will affect Municipal Railway service. 

************* 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Ms. Diane Nygaard presented a cost analysis of various Muni 
Metro service alternatives. The recommendations were: 

1. Maintain current Geneva line weekend service 
levels with PCCs until September sign-up and 
with Motor Coaches for balance of the fiscal 

year. $12,523 

2. Provide extended hours of Metro service 
(from 10:00 P.M. to 12:00 Midnight) 

effective 7/1/81 61,160 

3. Initiate J-Line LRV service 7/1/81 or earlier 85,248 



Total $158,981 
************* 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COf#lISSIONERS 

Commissioner Lenvin requested a sign indicating that elevators 
are available when the escalators are out-of-service. 

President Sanger stated that janitorial maintenance in the 
common use areas of BART/Muni stations has deteriorated. He 
requested staff to check into the matter. 

President Sanger requested that copies of the performance reports 
for the Municipal Railway and the Bureaus be sent to the 
Governmental Services Committee of the Board of Supervisors for 
its review of the Commission. 

President Sanger introduced a policy statement regarding the 
expansion of Municipal Railway peak service to the downtown 
area. Commissioner Lenvin requested this matter put over to 
the Special Meeting scheduled for February 18, 1981, at 1:00 P.M., 
at the Main Library in response to the request from San Francisco 
Tomorrow. 



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81-022 



Item No. 14 — Regarding criteria for issuing employee passes 
and creating a new annual pass valid only from 9:00 A.M. to 
4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday for other City departments' 
employees required to use transportation in the course of their 
duties. 

President Sanger expressed concern about not receiving a direct 
transfer from other City departments and the effect this will 
have on meeting the AB-1107 farebox requirement. 

Commissioner Lenvin suggested an extension to 4:30 P.M. 

Paul Johnston, representing Service Employees International Union, 
Local 400, requested that the time period be from 8:30 A.M. 
to 4:30 P.M. 

President Sanger directed that this matter be calendared for 
the next regular meeting of the Commission. 

************* 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Conunission Meeting Room 
^ain Library 
Civic Center 

1:00 P.M. 

^, February 18, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Ksieh 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Fletch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 
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Call to Order: 1:05 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Cornmissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas 
Hsieh 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0057 M Adopting a policy due to constraints on available 
funding, not to approve further expansion of 
downtown-oriented, peak period Municipal Railway 
services until new revenue sources are obtained to 
finance higher levels of service. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0058 F Approving supplemental appropriation reappropriating 
$11,755,080 between various objects of expenditure 
in order to fund current expenditure plans, 
provide for temporary salaries in lieu of craft 
positions that cannot be filled permanently, 
adequately fund operator requirements and provide 
for payment of retroactive wages awarded pursuant 
to court order. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0059 F Approving supplemental appropriation in the amount 
of $44,797,092, for the purpose of increasing the 
number of platform positions shown in the annual 
salary ordinance. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0060 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, receive 
and expend Transportation Planning and Development 
(TP & D) grant monies for the purpose of financing 
the Municipal Railway's Capital Improvement Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

81-025 



Resolution No. 81-0058 — Approving supplemental appropriation 
for temporary salaries, overtime and platform salaries. 

President Sanger requested that the resolution be amended to 
indicate that budgeted funds did not adequately provide for 
operator overhead, there has been an increased availability 
of coaches, and that savings have been achieved which were 
used to fund an incremental service increase within the 
existing schedule. 

************* 

Public Hearing — Budget proposals for fiscal year 1981-82. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

Mr. Sklar stated that the proposed budget takes into con- 
sideration both service quality and quantity. Staff will 
not suggest service unless there is sufficient back-up that 
insures that the public will get what it pays for. We will 
not put service on the street at the expense of future Muni 
patrons, future Boards of Supervisors or Commissions, that 
is, we will not defer maintenance. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, presented a financial overview showing 
that there is approximately $14 million of revenue that is 
in question, $5 million of which is the transit development 
fee. The Muni Metro service options that were presented at 
the February 10, 1981 meeting are not included in this 
budget presentation. The Mayor has asked that the budget 
be submitted in two increments — one requiring $44 million 
of ad valorem support and the other $39 million. 

Commissioner McCrea asked where the responsibility for 

transit planning lies. Mr. Sklar replied that capital planning, 

budget and grants are in the Bureau of Finance. Service 

route planning is under the Transit Planning Division in 

Muni, and, corporate planning is temporarily in Finance. 

Each manager in the Municipal Railway gave a presentation 
on the budget for his unit and his goals and objectives 
for the coming year. 

President Sanger asked for public comments. 

Mr. Bob Robertson inquired about the $29 million increase in 
the proposed budget. Mr. Sklar replied that $13.5 million is 
due to inflation, $5 million is for electric power, and 
$3.2 is actual budget increases. The remainder is 
Elderly and Handicapped and a reallocation for support 
services. Mr. Robertson said there is no reference to 
economy. He opposed Muni's map program. 

Ms. Clara Tuoto opposed the Transit Line Coordinator program. 

Mr. James Stewar , President, Supervisory Employees Association 
Municipal Railway, said that the emphasis seems to be "more 
money and more personnel." 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 
250A, asked about the restroom facilities for operators. Mr. 
Sklar said that that item is in the capital budget which will 
be presented to the Commission next month. 



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The public hearing on the Municipal Railway budget was closed. 

President Sanger announced that the Mayor's Office had committed 
$44.2 million in general fund support to the Municipal Railway. 
The proposed budget totalling $158 million anticipated reve- ue 
from the passage of a transit development fee. Since that Is 
uncertain at this time, the proposed budget is $5 million 
short. 

Mr. Sklar stated that if the budget is $5 million short, he 
would propose restoring the service level to the March 1980 
service level (referenced as Level I) . If additional cuts 
are required he would propose going to Level II, which would 
reduce midday and neighborhood services. 

Commissioner McCrea noted that there is no money in the 

budget for continuing training services from UTDC. Mr. Sklar 

said that there is money in this year's budget to extend the 
contract. 

President Sanger expressed concern about the department's 
ability to implement the Transit Line Coordinator program on 
July 1, 1981. He suggested staggering the program to reduce 
the budget. 

Referring to the funding for the bureaus. Commissioner Flynn 
asked why the Municipal Railway's share had increased from 
$11.1 million to $17.9 million or 62%, and how much of the 
$11.1 million for this year was actually spent. Mr. Jed 
replied that $1.5 million is for the Elderly and Handicapped 
program which wasn't included in the 1980-81 estimate. At 
this time we cannot project the unspent balance for June 
this year, but there will be a balance because there are 
some unfilled positions. 

President Sanger expressed concern about increases for LRV 
service without the assurance of the passage of the Transit 
Development Fee. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:20 P.M. 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
9:00 A.M. 
r^ February 19, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Uelton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 9:10 A.ri. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. !^^elton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter ricCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas 
Hsieh 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Public Hearing — Consideration of budget proposals, continued 
from meeting of February 18, 1981. 

MUNICIPAL RAILimY - Continued 

Commissioner McCrea suggested contracting for traffic checking. 

In response to questions regarding the continued budgeting of 
PCC vehicle maintenance, Mr. Jed said that the proposed budget 
allows for continuing present service levels and modes. If 
the J-Church line starts LRV service, the same mileage will be 
provided. PCC maintenance personnel will be transferred to 
LRV. Commissioner llcCrea said that when a whole mode is phased 
out there must be some overhead savings. He requested staff to 
reevaluate this portion of the budget. 

T;7ATER DEPARTMENT 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco !7ater Department, presented a budget totalling 
$49,118,345. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the Hater Department 
budget, as presented, v;ith the provision that a presentation 
of the budget be given February 24, 1981, at the public hearing 
on water rates and with the understanding that the budget will 
be modified if necessary, following the public hearing on the 
rates. Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

President Sanger asked for public testimony. There was none. 

The motion adopting the iJater Department budget was unanimously 
approved. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President CAP/TRANS, asked that the public 
hearing be reopened on the Municipal Railway budget. He said 
that he hoped that service levels would not be reduced at the 
expense of losing the pronosed development fee. He suggested 
taking a harder look at the bureau budgets and the plans for 
different services. 

HETCH HETCHY 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
said that the proposed budget provides a continuation of this 
year's activities. 

President Sanger asked staff to provide a written estimate of 
the amount the Commission could declare surplus at the end of 
this fiscal year and next fiscal year. 

Mr. Harold Gueterslah, Director Control and Collections, said 
that this year's surplus will be approximately $18 million. 



81-029 



BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 

Ilr. Demo Adams, Director PUC Personnel, gave an overview of the 
budget for the Bureau of Administration, with specific details 
on the Personnel unit. 

Mr. Jaime Levin, Director of Marketing, presented the programs 
to be funded by the proposed Public Information budget. 

Commissioner McCrea expressed concern about funding transit 
maps and user's guides, which should be able to pay their own 
way, and a telephone passenger survey, which should be fxinded 
from grant funds. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the need for $10,000 for signage 
in contractual services and $20,000 in materials and supplies. 

Staff i-7as directed to reduce the budget by at least $150,000 
in permanent salaries and $150,000 in professional services 
and materials and supplies. 

Regarding costs for services from the City Attorney's office. 
President Sanger stated that legal work requested by other 
City departments. Boards or Commissions on matters relative to 
the Public Utilities Commission or its departments should not 
be charged to this Commission, but rather to the originating 
party. Commissioner McCrea requested that the amount budgeted 
in the General Office for City Attorney's services be reduced 
to $590,000, plus salary standardization. 

BUREAU OF MANAGEMENT INFORT^ATION SYSTEMS 

Commissioner McCrea expressed concern about increasing the 
budget until it has been demonstrated v;hat can be achieved by 
contracting with SCT. 

Staff was directed to revise the budget so that the total 
doesn't exceed $2.5 million. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING UAS PJSCEGEED TO CONTINUE AT 9:00 A.M., 
FEBRUARY 29, 1981 IN THE COMMISSION FiEETING ROOM, MAIN LIBRARY: 

12:30 P.M. 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Coiranission Meeting Room 
Main Library 
Civic Center 

9:00 A.M. 

< February 20, 1981 



COM.MISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. IJelton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy 
^'Tater Department 
Mxinicipal Railv/ay 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Orders 9:14 A.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea/ Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas 
Hsieh 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Pviblic Utilities Commission. 

Public Hearing — Consideration of budget proposals for fiscal 
year 1981-82. (Continued from meeting of February 19, 1981) 

BUREAU OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Mcinageraent, PUC, presented an overviev; of the bureau, followed 
by each manager giving a presentation on their unit. 

In the Capital and Resources Development budget. President 
Sanger requested that the budget be revised to total approxi- 
mately $240,000, continuing the positions funded last year, 
adding the director's position, for a total of six positions, 
with the remaining funds for personnel added to professional 
services. 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 10:22 A.M. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that the budget for the Budget 
and Analysis section continue the personnel already on board. 
President Sanger requested funding under professional services 
to develop ridership data. 

In the Audit section. Commissioner McCrea requested that $90,000 
be deleted fron professional services. 

Mr. Sklar suggested reducing the Finance Administration budget 
by $135,000 and allovjing staff to decide on the details. 

BUREAU OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

''Ir. Dean Collins, Manager, BMIS, presented a revised budget 
v;hich was $1,080,840 less than the original request, and 
$303,480 over the current year's budget. 

BUREAU OF ADMINICTPATIOtT 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Marketing, said that his revised 
budget totals $944,584. President Sanger said that staff had 
been directed to reduce the budget by $300,000. $50,000 should 
be coming out of this budget. Mr. Sklar agreed. 

MUNICIT^AL RAILWAY 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the new positions for 
Laborer in the Cable Car Division be deleted. 

Commissioner McCrea requested a phasing in of the transit line 
coordinator program. 

Ms. Ann Branston, Manager, Bureau of Performance ^to^itoring, PUC, 
suggested a three phase program. She said Phase I v;as completed 
in December, 1980. Phase II would be phasing in the current 
inspector v/ork force in June of this year. The last co"iplcment. 
Phase III, should be added by December, 19^1. 



81-032 



Mr. Sklar summarized the budget cuts. Me said the bureau 
allocation to the Municipal Railway would be reduced $1.5 
million. At the $5 million less budget level, staff vrill cut 
$3 million out of new and existing Mxini programs, and $.5 
million from the bureaus. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President, Transport Uorkers Union, 
Local 250A, expressed concern about possible cuts in operators' 
salaries and operator hours. 

Mr. Sklar said that last year there v/ere 1859 operators. This 
year v;e are trying to budget 2013 operators if v/e get the tran- 
sit development fee. If not, the increase in operators will 
be less. 

President Sanger directed that budget A-1 be submitted with a 
statement that it can only be funded if the transit development 
fee or some other equivalent fee is passed. 

Mr. Jed asked v/hat the priorities would be if $1.5 million 
more vrere available. President Sanger said additional funds 
should be split approxinately two-thirds Muni and one-third 
to the bureaus. 

Commissioner ficCrea moved adoption of the Ketch Hetchy Uater 
and Power budget, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin. The budget 
vjas adopted v/ithout objections. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of three levels of the 
Municipal Railway budget ($156.5, $153, and $148 million) to 
be accompanied by a statement from, the President. Seconded by 
Commissioner Lenvin. The budget v/as adopted without objections. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the bureau budgets with 
the reductions as specified. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 
The budget was adopted xvithout objections. 

THEREUPON THE "lEETING UAS ADJOURNED: 11:56 A.M. 



Ronaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
February 24, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



FEB 1 7 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:16 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Commissioners Peter McCrea, 
Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn and Commissioner Nancy C. 
Lenvin 

The Minutes of the Special Meetings of January 30 and February 4, 
1981 and the Regular Meeting of February 10, 1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0062 M Modifying the Municipal Railway's 1981-82 Budget 
as approved at its Special Meeting of February 
20, 1981 to include the J-Line Light Rail Vehicle 
service within the approved budget amount. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0063 GO Approving the appointment made by the General 
Manager of Public Utilities, of Douglas Wright 
as Assistant General Manager, Administration, 
Bureau of Administration. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0064 E Approving the plans and specifications and 

authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
646, No. 55 — Sacramento Electrification Pro- 
ject, Fillmore Substation, Install additional 
equipment . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On Motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0065 E Approving the plans and specifications as 
prepared by staff and authorizing Bid Call 
under Water Department Contract No. 1803 -- 
Rehabilitation of Forest Hill Steel Tank, 
estimated to cost $30,000 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-0035 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0066 E Approving the plans and specifications and 
authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1798 - Main Installation in 
Golden Gate Avenue between Leavenworth and 
Taylor Streets, estimated to cost $116,000 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0067 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 647, 

O' Shaughnessy Dam Diversion Tunnel, Paint 
Conduit and Valves, in the amount of $34,900, 
to Porter Painting and Supplies, Jamestown, 
California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0068 E Awarding to the lowest regular and responsible 

bidder San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1800 - Cement Mortar Line, and Pipe in Noe , 
Lincoln Way and other streets, to Ameron, Inc., 
in the amount of $396,250. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0069 E Approving the Modification of Contract No. 2 to 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 601, Early Intake and 
0' Shaughnessy Dam, replace Water Mains; and 
approving extension of time to accomplish work. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0070 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed 
and approving final payment of $13,528.20 to 
J. T. Taylor Company, under Water Department 
Contract No. 1777 - Construct Concrete Ramps 
and Loading Docks at various reservoirs. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-0036 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0056 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$97,149.52. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0071 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 
General Claims Agent, totalling $70,290.71 
for settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway in the month of January, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0072 A Approving the cancellation and write-off of 
uncollectible accounts receivable and the 
adjustment of accounts receivable, month 
of January, 1981, $692.62, and approving 
compromise settlements, month of January, 1981 
amount of $8,025.65 for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has 
against miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0073 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau 

to prepare and circulate a Request for Proposal 
for a contract to evaluate certain alternatives 
relative to the future plans for the trolley 
coaches and streetcars on Market Street and 
necessary engineering design work. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0074 E Approving Modification of Contract No. 1, to 
Professional Services Contract for performing 
management support services relative to the 
electrification of the No. 55-Sacramento Line 
in the amount of $50,000, with O'Brien- 
Kreitzberg & Associates, to cover similar 
management support services relative to 
electrification of No. 24-Divisadero. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-0037 



81-0075 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving Contract Modification No. 1, under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. 693 - Forest 
Hill Station Improvements Phase "A" in the 
debit amount of $11,083 to replace 
concrete at trackway, with Hugh R. Anton, 
Millbrae, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-0076 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving settlement of claim of Dalzell 
Corporation arising from dispute under Water 
Department Contract No. 1640 in the amount 
of $10,359. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-0077 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the submission of a proposed 
amendment to the San Francisco Municipal Code 
relating to liens for unpaid Water and 
Sewer Service Charges, to the Board of 
Supervisors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



COMMUNICATIONS 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

************* 



Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, summarized all communications 
received. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Richard Sklar, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Civil Service Commission, the Human Rights Commission 
and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration have all 
accepted our Affirmative Action Plan. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Sanger introduced a resolution to modify the Municipal 
Railway's 1981-82 budget, as approved on February 20, 1981, to 
include J-Line LRV service within the approved budget amount. 
Commissioner Hsieh moved adoption, seconded by Commissioner 
McCrea. Resolution No. 81-0062 was adopted. 



81-0038 



Commissioner Hsieh moved approval of the appointment of Douglas 
Wright as Assistant General Manager, Administrative, PUC. 
Commissioner McCrea seconded. Resolution No. 81-0063 was adopted 



************* 



PUBLIC HEARING — To consider revision of the schedule of rates 
and charges to be charged by the San Francisco Water Department. 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher , General Manager and Chief Engineer, Water 
Department, presented with the aid of charts the Department's 
1981-82 budget which will require a rate increase to fund. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, Attorney representing the Bay Area Water Users 
Association, summarized a written statement which is made a part 
of these minutes. He urged that action on a rate increase 
be deferred. 

An unidentified woman who said she was a senior citizen receiving 
Social Security and S.S.I. , spoke in opposition to a rate 
increase. 

The Public Hearing was closed. 

Commissioner McCrea called for an Executive Session with 
retained counsel before voting on this matter. 

President Sanger deferred this item pending executive session of 
the Commission immediately following this meeting. He stated 
that the Commission would take action at its next regular 
meeting, March 10, 1981. 

************* 

Item No. 10--Regarding bid call for MR-682, Transit Stop Signs — 
Phase III. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that he is not prepared to invest 
more money in transit signs until we can replace defective 
signs and maintain the ones we have. Commissioner Hsieh requested 
that staff prepare a background sheet on this project. Commissioner 
McCrea requested details on how the new design differs from 
the Phase I design, how many Phase I signs are going to be 
replaced under this contract, how the signs will be physically 
maintained and how the information will be updated. 

The matter was continued for two weeks. 

************* 

Item No. 15 — Regarding criteria for issuing employee passes 
and creating a new annual pass valid from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 
Monday through Friday. (Continued from February 10, 1981.) 

Commissioner McCrea made a motion to establish an employee 
pass valid during the "off peak" period from 9:00 A.M. to 
4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday in order to fulfill the 
request from the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to its agreement 
with Service Employees International Union, S.E.I.U. 
Commissioner Hsieh seconded. The vote was 2-1, with President 
Sanger voting "No." Motion failed. 

Commissioner McCrea moved that this matter be returned to the 
Board of Supervisors with a statement to the effect that 



81-0039 



this Commission has been unable to devise an equitable system 
that we feel can be administered without severely jeopardizing 
potential revenue to the Municipal Railway. Should the Board 
of Supervisors wish to pursue this matter, it should 
recommend a specific system and provide the funds to 
reimburse the Municipal Railway, President Sanger seconded. 
On the vote Commissioner Hsieh voted "No". Motion failed. 



This matter was continued to the next meeting, March 10, 1981 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION 
WITH COUNSEL: 3:55 P.M. 



81-0040 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
March 10, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



-'v-.v^Ji\iilNTo Dtir- I 

FEB 1 6 1983 

SAM FHANCISCO 

P' ■ ••" • AC> V 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-041 



Call to Order: 2:00 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Special Meetings of February 18, 19, and 20, 
1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0079 M Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed and 
approving final payment of $82,800 to Monterey 
Mechanical Co., under Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-748 - Modifications to existing Deluge 
Systems at Montgomery Street, Powell Street, 
Civic Center and Van Ness Stations of the Muni 
Metro Subway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0080 M Approving the Modification of Contract No. 1 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-757 in the 
amount of $10,000 to provide for additional work 
related to switch maintenance and improvements at 
various locations of the Muni Metro System. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0081 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 619 - Moccasin Powerhouse, 
Paint Crane and Generator Housings; and approving 
exemption of this project from the California 
Environmental Quality Act under Class 1(b). 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0082 E Awarding to the lowest regular and responsible 

bidder Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 623 - Paint Steel 
Trolley Poles, various locations to Houston W. 
Holliday in the amount of $26,550; and waiving 
execution of Affidavit provided said Affidavit is 
executed prior to certification of the contract. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-042 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0083 E Awarding to the lowest regular and responsible 
bidder San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1787 - 8-inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Broadway, between Powell and Sansome Streets 
to D. W. Young Construction Company in the net 
amount of $289,770. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0084 E Approving Debit Modification in the amount of 
$20,000 to provide funds for additional work 
as set forth in Modification of Contract No. 2 
to Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 638, No. 55 
Sacramento Electrification Project, Battery Street 
to Polk Street, Underground Duct System. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0085 E Approving Contract Modification No. 1, under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 589, in the debit amount of 
$26,000 to provide funds for additional work. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0086 E Approving Modification No. 1 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-802 - Auxiliary Air Conditioning 
System at Central Control West Portal Station, in 
the debit amount of $673.27 to provide for 
necessary changes in the work. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0087 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 2 to extend 
the interim and final contract time allowances 
53 and 23 calendar days respectively; and 
authorizes final payment in the amount of 
$500.00 to Amelco Electric, Contractor, under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-670. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0088 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification No. 2 under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 609 - Construct Trolley 

81-043 



Coach Turnaround at Transbay Terminal; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$26,532.89 to Abbett Electric Corp. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0089 E Approving the plans and specifications and 

authorizing Bid Call under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-689 - Special Machine Shop, 
24th and Utah Streets; and awarding contract 
subject to the concurrence of the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0090 F Requesting the Mayor's recommendation to the Board 
of Supervisors for approval of Municipal Railway's 
request for Supplemental Appropriation which reflects 
reclassification of one (1) existing position in 
the Municipal Railway budget for the Fiscal Year 
1980-81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0091 F Requesting the Mayor's recommendation to the Board 
of Supervisors for approval of Municipal Railway's 
request for Supplemental Appropriation which 
reflects the classification of seven (7) new 
positions in the Municipal Railway budget for Fiscal 
Year 1980-81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0092 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0093 F Apply for, accepting and expending UMTA Section 10 
Grand funds to UMTA;s Human Resources Department 
Training for Urban Mass Transportation Managerial 
Training. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-044 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0094 F Applying for, accepting and expending UMTA 
Section 10 Grant funds to UMTA's Management 
Seminar in Human Resources Development for 
Urban Mass Transportation Managerial Training. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0078 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

General Claims Agent, totalling $319,727.85 for 
settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0095 H Approving the Capital Improvement Program of Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power, Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power for the period 1981-82 through 1986-87; and 
approving the amount of $9,321,000 as the cost of 
the program for Fiscal Year 1981-82; and directs 
the Department to include this amount in its 
1981-82 budget request. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0096 W Approving the Capital Improvement Program of the 
San Francisco Water Department for the Fiscal 
Year 1981-82 through 1986-87; and authorizing its 
submission to the Department of City Planning. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0097 M Authorizing extension of the Muni/Golden Gate Ferry 
Bi-Directional Passenger Transfer Project until 
such time as the new grant funds are exhausted 
or not forthcoming. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0098 M Requesting that the City Planning Commission and 
the Redevelopment Agency of San Francisco require 
provisions for trolley wire supports on 
suitable buildings- 
Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

81-045 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0099 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with Geo/Resource Consultants, Inc., 
in an amount not to exceed $74,352 to perform 
geotechnical investigation of Calaveras Dam Tunnels. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0100 E Approving Scheme B-1 and authorizing issuance of 
a "Notice to Proceed" to the design consultant 
for preparation of construction bid documents 
for the rehabilitation of the Cable Car Barn. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0101 E Delegating to the General Manager of Public 

Utilities, and the Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, the 
authority to execute construction contract 
modifications authorizing changed work in amounts 
up to $50,000, or 10% of the original contract 
amount, whichever is less; and requesting the 
Controller of the City and County of San Francisco 
to concur in the aforesaid delegation of authority. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
No - Flynn 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0102 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors San Francisco Water Department 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$$3,010,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0103 F Reaffirming its policy with regard to the provision 
of.Mdhicipal Railway ^passes to employees as stated 
in its Resolution No. 78-0359, with modifications 
to numbers 7, 8 and 9 of the resolved clause 
to provide Municipal' Railway passes -to .lunicipal 
Railway employees, active and retired, and those 
other individuals who, in the opinion of the General 
Manager of Public Utilities, provide a service to 
the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsi»h 
81- 046 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0104 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission to apply for, 
receive and expend Article XIX grant monies for 
financing Municipal Railway's Capital Improvement 
Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0105 G Approving the appointment made by the General 

Manager of Public Utilities, of Flint Nelson as 
Director, Bureau of Energy Conservation, Public 
Utilities Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



************* 



President Sanger announced that the Public Hearing to consider 
revision of the schedule of rates and charges for the San Francisco 
Water Department has been continued to the second regular meeting 
in May, i.e.. May 26, 1981. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
acknowledged the receipt of various communications which were 
summarized. 

Commissioner Lenvin said she received a letter from the Bernal 
Heights Association expressing concern about cutbacks on the 
No. 10-Monterey Line and problems on the No. 25-Bryant. She 
requested that the Bernal Heights Association be notified of 
when these lines will be reviewed by the Commission. 

President Sanger asked that the General Manager report at the next 
meeting on Airports Commission's inquiry regarding whether there 
is any interest in extending Municipal Railway service to the 
Airport. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner McCrea requested a list of proposed schedule changes 
prior to their implementation. 

Commissioner Hsieh inquired about the status of the Lake Lloyd 
Weather Modification Program. Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, replied that he was waiting for the 
Planning Commission approval of the environmental impact report so 
that a license can be obtained. A draft report was prepared some- 
time ago but never finalized because we received an opinion from 
the City Attorney stating that it was not required. When we 
applied to the State for a license we were told that an EIR was 
required. The City Attorney's Office since decided that it is 
required. We have recently updated the material and submitted it 
to the Planning Commission. 

ni-047 



Commissioner McCrea requested that a letter of complaint be sent 
to the City Attorney regarding his contradictory advice. 

************* 

President Sanger said he received a request from Supervisor Nelder 
to consider a gift from Newbuilt Enterprises to construct and 
install a bullet-proof shield on a bus to enclose the operator. 
The company requires that the bus be delivered to its plant in 
Sand City, California for a two-week period. 

Mr. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, recommended that 
we participate in this program when the diesel fleet vehicle 
availability is such that we can spare a vehicle for two weeks. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President , Transport Workers Union, Local 
250A, urged participation now. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the recommendation of the General 
Manager, seconded by Commissioner Hsieh. Commissioner McCrea 
offerred an amendment that we make available a trolley coach 
here in San Francisco. President Sanger said that the company 
does not have facilities in San Francisco. Commissioner McCrea 
withdrew his amendment. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner McCrea requested a full report on the maintenance of 
the diesel fleet at the next meeting. 

************* 

item No. 8(d) — Regarding bid call for Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1805, annual contract for repaving of street and sidewalk 
openings. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to the reason the cost is estimated 
to increase 30% over the current year's cost. 

Commissioner Flynn requested comparative information as to the 
number of openings this year and proposed for next year. The 
matter was continued for two weeks. 

************* 

Item No. 8(e) — Regarding award of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
HH-623, Paint Steel Trolley Poles. 

Commissioner Lenvin questioned the fact that the low bid was 
significantly below the engineer's estimate and the amount of 
other bids, and that the usual affidavit has not been executed. 

Mr. Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, stated that 
this contractor has never bid a City job before. Staff has dis- 
cussed the bid with the Contractor. He is bonded and has 
references. The required affidavit will be executed prior to 
execution of the contract. 

************* 

Commissioner Flynn requested a written report from all personnel 
attending seminars requiring the payment of travel expenses. 

************* 



81-048 



Resolution No. 81-0095 — Approving Capital Improvement Program 
of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power . 

Commissioner McCrea requested that priority No. 52, Wards Ferry 

and Clavey Power Complexes, be deleted from the Capital Improvements 

Program. 

President Sanger stated that priority number 42, San Joaquin 
Pipeline No. 4, will not be buiLt within the next six years, 
therefore it should not be included in this program. 

Commissioner McCrea moved. Commissioner Flynn seconded, deletion 
of priority number 52, Wards Ferry and Clavey Power Complexes. 

President Sanger stated that the Commission should obtain an 
alternatives analysis on the San Joaquin Pipeline. He suggested 
that such a study be included in the budget for next year. 

Commissioner McCrea moved. Commissioner Lenvin seconded, deletion 
of priority number 42, San Joaquin Pipeline No. 4. 

************* 

Item No. 13 — Regarding bid call on MR-682, Transit Stop Signs — 
Phase III. 

This matter was taken off calendar at the request of the bureau. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0100 — Selecting Scheme B-1 for the rehabili- 
tation of the Cable Car Barn. 

President Sanger asked if a presentation had been made before the 
Landmarks Preservation Board. Mr. Gerald Cauthen, Principal 
Engineer, Transit Improvement Program, replied that he had been 
in contact with them and would be making a presentation. 

Commissioner McCrea questioned the inclusion of an alternate 
design for additional vehicle storage on the mezzanine level since 
this is a rehabilitation program, not an expansion program. 

Ms. Linda Maurice Veth from the Save the Cable Cars Committee, 
opposed the scheme which provided for expansion as being damaging 
to the Committee and the City's credibility with donors and the 
federal government. 

Commissioner McCrea moved approval of Scheme B-1, Commissioner 
Lenvin seconded. It was approved unanimously. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans, suggested seeking 
State funds to aid in funding the portion of the building to be 
used as a museum. 

Commissioner Hsieh moved to authorize the design consultant to 
prepare additional documents so that additional space on the 
mezzanine can be an option at the time of bid. Commissioner 
Flynn seconded. Commissioners Sanger, Flynn and Hsieh voted 
"aye." Commissioners McCrea and Lenvin voted "no-" 

************* 
81-049 



Resolution No. 81-0101 — Delegating to the General Manager of 
Public Utilities and the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer the authority to execute contract modifications. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he is opposed to granting authority 
to staff to modify contracts without specific Commission 
approval. 

Commissioner Lenvin suggested limiting the delegation to the 
General Manager of Public Utilities and the Deputy General 
Manager and Chief Engineer and clarifying the language of the 
resolution. 

On the vote. Commissioners Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin and Hsieh 
voted "aye"; Commissioner Flynn, "no". 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0103 — Reaffirming policy stated in Resolution 
No. 78-0359 with modifications to provide Municipal Railway 
passes to Municipal Railway employees, active and retired, and 
those other individuals who provide a service to the Municipal 
Railway. 

Commissioner McCrea moved to send a letter to the Board of 
Supervisors stating that the Commission is unable to devise an 
appropriate mechanism to carry out the intent in the memoranda 
of understanding with the S.E.I.U. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 
Commissioners Sanger, Flynn, McCrea and Lenvin voted "aye". 
Commissioner Hsieh voted "no". 

President Sanger moved to urge the Board of Supervisors to 
negotiate Fast Passes for City employees as a fringe benefit 
and provide appropriate funding to purchase Fast Passes in the 
event they are so negotiated. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 
The motion was passed unanimously. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, Commissioner Lenvin, seconded, to 
reaffirm the policy stated in Resolution No. 78-0359, with 
the following modifications: 

7. Blind persons, deleted; 

8. and 9., combined to read: "Municipal Railway 

employees, active and retired, and those other 
individuals who, in the opinion of the General 
Manager of Public Utilities, provide a service 
to the Municipal Railway." 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the General Manager of Public 
Utilities make a thorough review of the passes outstanding to 
insure that they comply with the intent of this resolution. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:50 P.M. 



81-050 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
March 24, 1981 



FEB 1 6 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

pi I ■ I • • • • •-> n A f V 



C0t4MISSI0NERS 
John H. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sl^lar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-051 



Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 



Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton 
Flynn, Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 



The Minutes of the Regular Meetings of February 24 and March 10, 
1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0107 E Approving payment of a judgment in litigation 
involving Dan Caputo Inc. vs. the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0108 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Public 
Utilities, Finance, to apply for, accept and expend 
UMTA monies for 11 high priority capital projects, 
totalling $21,110,512 with $16,888,409 coming from 
UMTA . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0109 E Approving plans and authorizing Bid Call under 
Water Department Contract No. 1797 - Main 
Installations in Jackson Street between Kearny and 
Sansome Streets, at an estimated cost of $134,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0110 E Approving plans and authorizing bid call under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 641 - Tesla Portal, 
Domestic Water Supply, at an estimated cost of 
$30,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-052 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0111 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 640 - No. 55 

Sacramento Electrification Project, Battery Street 
to Broderick Street, Underground Cable Installation, 
in the amount of $89,620 to Kingston Contracting, 
Inc., Burlingame, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0112 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 616, Tesla 
Portal, for the installation of Halon Fire 
Suppression System, in the amount of $10,568, to 
Jorgensen & Co., Fresno, California 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0113 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1792 — 8" Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Union Street between Battery Street and the 
Embarcadero - to Lowrie Paving Co. , in the net 
amount of $39,680. 

Votes: Ayes-Sanger , Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0114 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1801 - Construction of Fences at Sawyer 
Camp Road in San Mateo County - to Anchor Post 
Products, in the amount of $112,677. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0115 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 
$20,000 to provide funds for additonal work, as 
set forth in Modification of Contract No. 1 to 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 630, San Joaquin 
Pipeline No. 3, Repair Interior of Concrete Pipe. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-053 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0116 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 606 - San Joaquin Pipeline No. 3, 
Repair Mortar Lining, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Modification of Contract No. 4 
in the amount of $158,991.07 and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $175,133.20 to 
Hood Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0117 E Approving the substitution of Kingston Contracting 
Co., to replace the listed electrical subcontractor 
to perform the required electrical portion of 
Contract No. MR-683 — K-Line, Ocean Avenue, 
Phelan Avenue to Lee Avenue, Track Reconstruction. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0118 E Approving Contract Modification No. 4, under 
Contract No. MR-660R2, in the debit amount of 
$68,750, to provide for necessary changes in the 
work on certain alarms and controls which must be 
extended to Muni Agents' booths in joint BART/MUNI 
Stations. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0119 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, 
and approving final payment of $6,504 to Peckham 
and Associates under Contract No. WD-1752 - 
Reconditioning Outlet Pipes and Tower, Calaveras 
Reservoir - Alameda County. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0120 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed 
and approving final payment of $5,727.50 to 
McCrary Construction under Water Department 
Contract No. 1756 - Central Pump Station Suction 
Line Connection. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-054 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0121 E Accepting work as satisfa. itorily completed and 
approving final payment of $1,154.37 to D.E. 
Burgess Co. , under Water Department Contract No. 
1796 - to rehabilitate hydro-pneumatic tanks 
at various pump stations in San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0122 M Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed and 
approving final payment under Contract No. MR-753 
Rehabilitate Operators Convenience Facilities 
in various locations, in the amount of $20,936.76, 
in favor of the contractor, Henry L. Chapot & 
Associates. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0123 A Approving collections, for' the month of February 

1981, of charges for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, San Francisco Water Department, in the 
amount of $2,544.37. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0124 A Approving revolving fund payment of claims in the 
amount of $61,674.36, made by the Municipal 
Railway, month of February, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0125 A Approving compromise settlements, month of February, 
1981, in the amount of $6,075.67 for payment of 
damage claims which the Municipal Railway has 
against miscellaneous debtors, per lists of 
February 27, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-055 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0106 A Approving and requesting the Controller to 

allot funds and to draw warrants against such 
funds in payment of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, totalling $142,200. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0126 A Approving the non-Civil Service Appointments 
and removals made by the General Manager of 
Public Utilities for February 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0127 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$15,318 for real estate taxes for fiscal year 
1980-81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0128 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff and authorizing Bid Call under Water 
Department Contract No. 1805 - For repaving of 
street and sidewalk openings for the San Francisco 
Water Department for fiscal year ending June 
30, 1982. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0129 E Requesting the Board of Directors of the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Cor- 
poration (S. F.M.R. I.e. ) to provide funding 
in the amount of $30,000 to employ O'Brien- 
Kreitzberg and Associates for services in the 
area of construction management and engineering 
as recommended by the City Attorney. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-056 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0130 E Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement be- 
tween the City and Esherick, Homsey, Dodge 
and Davis and Rutherford and Chekene, and 
authorizing execution of an Amendment to the 
Agreement which will bring the total com- 
pensation under this Agreement not to exceed 
$654,800. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0131 E Authorizing the advertisement of Request for 
Proposal to conduct seismic safety investi- 
gations for San Andreas Dam (Phase II) and 
Pilarcitos Dam. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0132 E Approving contract Modification No. 3 of 

Contract No. MR-676 in the debit amount of 
$47,639 to provide for relocation of the 
gilley room from Embarcadero Station to 
Montgomery Station to provide a more ex- 
peditious turnaround of LRVs at the 
Embarcadero Station. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0133 W Approving the sale of a road and utilities 
easement to the potential purchaser of the 
Hassler property and authorizing the Director 
of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation for the enactment by the Board of 
Supervisors to consummate the execution of sale. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0134 W Approving amendment to the Lockbox Services 
contract to extend the term of the contract 
only from April 1, 1981 through Way 31, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-057 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0135 M Amending Item 18 of the Municipal Railway 
Instruction and Safety Manual to provide 
free transportation to sworn peace officers 
throughout the State of California, while in 
uniform. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0136 A Endorsing the responses of Muni staff to public 
comments made on the Muni Section 504 
Transition Plan at the Public Hearing held 
by Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
on December 12, 1980. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0137 A Adopting and endorsing the Implementation Plan 
for Paratransit Services, covering the period 
of July 1, 1981 through June 30, 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0138 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 

Finance to execute and file a claim with the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for 
an allocation of Transportation Development 
Act funds in fiscal year 1981-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

*************** 



President Sanger announced that the Commission had met in 
Executive Session immediately prior to this meeting and 
approved payment of a judgment in litigation involving Dan 
Caputc , Inc. vs. the City and County of San Francisco. 

**************** 



81-058 



Public Hearing — uriTA grant application for capital projects 
totalling $21,110,512. A transcript of this hearing is on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans, objected to acquiring 
15 additional LRVs. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President, Transport Workers Union, inquired 
as to whether this is the grant containing new radios. President 
Sanger replied affirmatively. 

************* 
REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 



Ms. Ann Branston, Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring, 
PUC, presented the Municipal Railway goals and priorities for 
the next eight to twelve months. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the issue of self service 
fare for Muni be brought before the Commission for policy 
determination as soon as feasible and prior to devoting 
resources to the project. 

Mr. Sklar reported that the first inter-operator pass will 
soon be available between A/C Transit and the Municipal 
Railway. 

Commissioner McCrea requested staff to explore the possibility 
of an inter-operator pass with Golden Gate Transit. 

************** 

Item No. 8(t) — Regarding a supplemental appropriation for 
Water Department real estate taxes. 

President Sanger continued this item for a report from the 
City Attorney regarding the authority for such a substantial 
increase in real estate taxes. 

************* 

Mr. Sklar introduced a resolution, off calendar, to modify 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-676 in the debit amount of 
$47,639 to provide for relocation of the operators gilley room 
at Embarcadero Station. The resolution was unanimously 
approved. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0135 — regarding free transportation for 
sworn peace officers and uniformed private security 
employees. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that the Transit Crime Committee recommended extending free 
transportation to sworn peace officers, when in uniform or 
when presenting a badge or shield, and to any uniformed 
security employee of a recognized security firm. 

Commissioner HcCrea moved to provide free transportation only 
to sworn peace officers while in uniform. Commissioner Flynn 
seconded. 

************* 



81-059 



Resolution No. 81-0137 — Approving Implementation Plan for 
Paratransit Services, July 1, 1981 through June 30, 1983. 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that discussions are underway with 
the Commission on Aging to coordinate money and services to 
produce a unitary system. She suggested that staff draft 
appropriate legislation for submittal to the Board of Supervisors 
to permit a reduced taxi fare when purchased by a City 
department in order to implement the subsidized taxi service. 

Ms. Christiane Herrmann, representing the Executive Committee 
of the Paratransit Coordinating Council, expressed the need 
for greater input by the council and the inclusion of a 
grievance procedure in the implementation plan. 

Ms. Mary Davis from the Commission on Aging expressed 
concern about the inclusion of budget projections for 
Commission on Aging funding in the plan. The Commission on 
Aging should have been contacted. 

Mr. Paul Goodlataw of the California Association of the 
Physically Handicapped stated that the plan had not been 
presented to the Muni Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee. 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Staff Assistant, Elderly and Handicapped 
Program, said that the plan had been presented to the 
Paratransit Coordinating Council which has some of the 
same membership as the Advisory Committee. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:53 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-060 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April 14, 1981 



SAW FRAMCJSCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-061 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 24, 1981 were approved, 

COMMUNICATIONS 

President Sanger announced the action taken in Executive Session 
adopting: 

Resolution No. 81-0140, approving the proposed settlement 
of the litigation with Norris Industries and the Department 
of the Army. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

A Approving the coordination by the San Francisco 
Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco 
Commission on Aging of transit services funded by 
both agencies for the elderly and/or the handicapped, 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing bid call under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 572, Priest Reservoir Diversion 
Channel, at an estimated cost of $173,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0143 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing bid call under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 661, No. 55 Sacramento, Elec- 
trification Project, Drumm Street to Walnut St., 
Street Lighting Work, at an estimated cost of 
$592,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0144 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing bid call under Water 
Department Contract No. 1742R - Sealing of Roof 
Expansion Joints - Sunset Reservoir, San Francisco, 
at an estimated cost of $116,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

81-062 



On motion of i^icCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0145 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing bid call under Water 
Department Contract No. 1802, Construction of 
Irrigation System at Lombard Reservoir - San 
Francisco, at an estimated cost of $18,500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0146 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 646, No. 55 
Sacramento Electrification Project, Fillmore 
Substation, Install Additional Equipment, in the 
amount of $17,619, to Kingston Contracting, Inc., 
Burlingame, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0147 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1798, 8-inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Golden Gate Avenue between Leavenworth and 
Taylor Streets, to W. J. Gaffney, Inc., San 
Francisco, in the amount of $62,675. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0148 E Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No, 545, Outer Mission Substation, as satisfactorily 
completed; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $2,103.84 to Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0149 F Amending Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities 
Commission Revolving Fund to reflect changes in 
personnel assignment. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0150 F Approving Supplemental Appropriation in the amount 
of $500,000 for settlement of claims and litigation 
against the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-063 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0151 F Approving Supplemental Appropriation in the amount 

of $489,154 for the settlement of litigation against 
the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0152 A Approving cancellation and write-off of uncollectable 
Accounts Receivable and the adjustment of Accounts 
Receivable, month of March, 1981, $116.50, and 
approving compromise settlements, month of March, 
1981, $4,126.64, amount $9,834.28 for collection 
of damage claims which the Municipal Railway has 
against miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0153 A Approving collections, for the month of March, 1981, 
of charges for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, San Francisco Water Department, in the 
amount of $6,035.98. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0139 Approving and requesting Controller to draw warrants 
in payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $57,661.47. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0154 H Setting date of May 12, 1981 for Public Hearing to 
consider the revision of schedule of rates for 
furnishing Hetch Hetchy Power to private consumers 
and municipal departments. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0155 W Authorizing the Water Department to advertise a 

Request for Proposal for consultant assistance in 
conducting water waste survey and pipeline network 
analysis. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-064 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0156 W Approving remaining portion of the Ravenswood- 

Belmont right of way strip. Parcel 40, be declared 
surplus and offered for sale. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0157 A Adopting a policy that the Municipal Railway 
Map Program shall be self-supporting. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0158 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into personal services contract, in a 
sum not to exceed $20,000, with Ms. Kristen 
Bergstrom of Carto Graphics for the Municipal 
Railway's new transit map. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution v;as adopted: 

81-0159 A Requesting the Purchaser to solicit minority and 
women-owned businesses to bid on items being 
purchased for departments within the Commission's 
jurisdiction, and requesting quarterly reports 
on same from the Purchaser. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0160 A Approving the solicitation of bids for services of 
para-transit broker, as a component of a compre- 
hensive program of para-transit services for 
disabled persons in San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0161 A Approving the solicitation of bids for accessible 
van services, as a component of a comprehensive 
program of para-transit services for disabled 
persons in San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-065 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0162 A Authorizing distribution of a Request for Partici- 
pation to all taxi companies in San Francisco for 
the provision of subsidized transportation services, 
as a component of comprehensive program of para- 
transit services for disabled persons in San 
Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0163 A Authorizing settlement of $8,500 to Kevitt Day 
regarding action against the City and County of 
San Francisco relative to oral contract to 
reimburse plaintiff for legal fees. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0164 M Restructuring of Muni peak hour express services 
on present lines: IX-CALIFORNIA EXPRESS, SOX- 
FREEWAY EXPRESS, 31X-BALB0A EXPRESS, 38AX-GEARY 'A' 
EXPRESS and 38BX- - GEARY 'B' EXPRESS, and the 
implementation of the foregoing to be deferred 
until funding is available to offset the additional 
costs. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Commissioner Flynn was excused from the meeting 
at 5:00 P.M. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0165 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to discontinue 
operation of the Navy Yard Shuttle service. 



Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0166 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 653, Bryant 

Street Building, Overhead Lines Offices and Gilley 
Rooms, Alterations and related work to the low 
bidder, S. P. V. Construction, Inc., Daly City, 
in the amount of $96,339. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-066 



On motion of McCrea , seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0167 E Requesting the Mayor to approve transferral of pro- 
perty located at the corner of Dewey and Laguna 
Honda from the Department of Public Health to 
the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0168 F Approving a Transfer of Funds in the amount of 

$230,218.52 to pay the Second and Final Installment 
of Real Estate Taxes for Fiscal Year 1980-81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0169 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to amend the Fiscal Year 1981-82 Transportation 
Development Act claim adopted by Resolution 81-0138 
on March 24, 1981 to include an additional $73,216.61 
of unused FY79-80 TDA 4.5 funds to the Local 
Transportation Fund. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0170 F Requesting the Directors of the San Francisco 

Municipal Railv;ay Improvement Corporation to con- 
tract for accounting and auditing consultants to 
assist Bureau of Finance in upcoming audit of 
UMTA grants. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0171 F Requesting the : otropolitan Transportation 
Commission to release and raake available 
to the San Francisco :iunicipal Railv/ay its 
snare of Aij-llCV funds. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission, 



81-067 



COMMUNICATIONS 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary stated that the Commission's 
review of Phase IB (Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan) route changes 
will be scheduled for the meeting of May 26, 1981. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Sanger announced that the Commission had approved in 
executive session a proposed settlement with Norris Industries 
and the Department of the Army regarding Hetch Hetchy electric 
rates. In addition, the Commission agreed to settle a claim 
against the Municipal Railway by Steven L. Bybee. 

************ 

Commissioner Flynn expressed concern about the continued and 
increasing lack of capacity on the No. 30-FI^EWAY EXPRESS line. 

************ 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that staff look into our con- 
tractual rights regarding BART's obligation to repair the 
escalators in the joint-operated stations. She said that 
certain escalators have been out-of-service for as long as 
three months. 

************ 

Commissioner McCrea requested an advance report on schedule 
changes due to go into effect in June. Mr. Sklar stated he 
expected it would be available by the next meeting. 

************ 

Commissioner Lenvin introduced a proposed joint resolution of 
the Public Utilities Commission and the Commission on Aging 
regarding cooperation and coordination of transit services 
for the elderly and handicapped of San Francisco. The 
resolution was unanimously approved. 

************ 

Item No. 7(b) — Regarding bid call for Contract No. Hetch 
Hetchy No. 651 was withdrawn by staff. 

************ 

Item No. 7 (i) --Regarding acceptance of work under Contract 
Water Department No. 1740R. 

Commissioner McCrea inquired as to the need to allow 103 days 
of delay for concrete to cure. This matter was continued for 
more specific information. 

************ 

Item No. 11-Status report on U.T.D.C. Modification No. 5, 
regarding operators' training program. 

Ms. Michal Settles, Coordinator of Training, presented, with the 
use of charts, the Operator Training Program developed by U.T.D.C, 



81-068 



The program includes training for the instructors, continued 
retraining every six months of both operators and instructors, 
and is expected to reduce accidents 50% by 1984. 

The Commission questioned the certification process for both 
instructors and operators. In response, Mr. Sklar suggested 
that an instructor who did not instruct the class give the 
certification examination. 

************ 

Resolution No. 81-0158, authorizing personal services agreement 
for design and development for a new transit map. 

Mr. Jaimie R. Levin, Director of Public Information, presented 
details of a new transit map program which would be self-funding. 
The maps would be available for distribution in the Fall, 
following implementation of Phase 2 (Municipal Railway 5-Year 
Plan) route changes. He displayed maps from several transit 
systems which are being sold in other cities. 

Mr. Robert S. Robertson, President of the Map Box, opposed the 
map program. He said this program is in competition with 
private industry and that his competitor would buy the Muni 
transit map at wholesale. 

A representative of North American Maps objected to spending 
money for maps rather than safety. 

************ 

Commissioner McCrea moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded, adoption 
of a policy that the Municipal Railway Map Program shall be 
self-supporting. It was unanimously approved. 

************ 

Resolution Nos. 81-0160, 81-0161, and 81-0162 — regarding soli- 
citation of bids for a paratransit broker, van services and 
subsidized taxi program for disabled persons. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that these items be continued 
until the Director, Elderly and Handicapped Programs is employed 
to administer the programs. Commissioner Lenvin stated that 
the van program must be in place on July 1, 1981 in order to 
receive federal funding. President Sanger suggested that the 
Commission make award of the broker and taxi program subject 
to the employment of and approval by the Director, Elderly and 
Handicapped Programs, and extend the closing date for proposals 
by one we^k to May 13, 1981. 

Regarding fleet size of taxi companies. Commissioner Lenvin 
requested that no companies be excluded for size of fleet 
without the Commission's approval since a minimum fleet size 
is not specified in the request for proposals. 

************ 

Resolution No. 81-0164 — restructuring of peak hour express 
service on Lines IX, 30X, 31X, 38AX and 38BX. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, commented on the 
success of the zoned express now operating on the 38-GEARy line 
and proposed a refinement of that operation and an expansion 
of this type of service to Lines 1-CALIFORNIA, 30-FREEWAy 
EXPRESS, and 31-BALBOA. He proposed running a reverse 

81-069 



morning EXPRESS on the 1-CALIFORNIA , from the Trans-Bay 
terminal to the Richmond District to service various hospitals 
along that corridor. 

President Sanger stated that this plan will provide an 
increased capacity to the downtown business section at a cost 
of $260,000 annually- He said that this Commission has a 
policy of not increasing service to downtown until additional 
revenues are available to fund the increased service. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to statistics on ridership on 
the 15-THIRD and 30-FREEWAY EXPRESS lines. Mr. Straus replied 
that there was no recent data. Commissioner Flynn requested 
that staff report at the next meeting as to ways and means of 
funding this proposal or a modification of this proposal. 

Commissioner Flynn moved approval of the proposal in concept, 
with implementation subject to the availability of funds to 
offset the additional costs. 

************ 

At 5:00 P.M. Commissioner Flynn was excused. 

************ 

Resolution No. 81-0165 — authorizing discontinuance of the Navy 
Yard Shuttle. 

Mrs. Susan Willis spoke in support of retaining the Navy Yard 
Shuttle or the 19-POLK all day. 

************ 

Resolution No. 81-0167 — approving a transfer of funds to pay 
second installment of real estate taxes for 1980-81. 

President Sanger stated that the City Attorney has now de- 
termined that the attempt by Alameda County to increase the 
assessment on improvements is in violation of Proposition 13. 
However, the deadline for appealing has passed. Now, we 
must pay, file a claim for refund and possibly litigate the 
assessment. 

************ 

Item No. 25 — Discussion of proposed Charter Amendment relating 
to limiting terms served by members of boards and commissions. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, and Commissioner Lenvin seconded 
a motion to inform the Board of Supervisors by letter that 
this Commission supports the proposed Charter Amendment. 

************ 

Resolution No. 81-0171 — Requesting the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to release AB-1107 funds. 

President Sanger objected to the resolution as proposed, to 
authorize a grant application for AB-1107 funds to be used 



81-070 



for a specific program. Instead, he offered a substitute 
resolution requesting the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to release and make available to the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway its share of AB-1107 funds, withheld 
during prior fiscal years and previously allocated for 
bus purchases, for general operations, the use of such 
money to be determined by the Public Utilities Commission. 
The substitute resolution was adopted. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-071 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April 28, 1981 



-oOUFViENTS DEP 

FEB 1 6 1983 



SAN FRANCISCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 

81-072 



Call to Order: 2;10 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioners Peter 
McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: President John M. Sanger 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 14, 1981 were approved, 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin/ 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0173 F Amending the Bureau of Management Information Systems 
requested budget for fiscal year 1981-82 by an 
increase of $629,000, to fund the increased level of 
management assistance in the amount of $228,000 and 
the development of priority systems in the amount of 
$401,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0174 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call under Water Department Contract No, 1799 - 
12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Cambridge 
and Sweeny Streets, estimated to cost $260,000, 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0175 E Awarding Water Department Contract No, 1803 - 
Rehabilitation of Forest Hill Steel Tank, to 
D. E. Burgess Co., in the amount of $40,920. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lervin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0176 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 619, Moccasin 

Powerhouse, Painting Crane and Generator Housings, 
in the amount of $16,300, to Frank Brown, Painting 
Contractor, Marysville, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



11-073 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0177 E Approving debit modification in the amount of 

$1,443 to provide funds for additional work under 
Modification No. 1 to Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 611, 
Downtown and Civic Center Substation, Install 
Additional Equipment. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0178 E Approving final payment of $21,215.87 to Lowrie 

Paving Company under Water Department Contract 1783, 
Paving Access Roads in Alameda, San Francisco, and 
San Mateo counties. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0179 M Accepting the work performed under Contract No. 
MR-754, various locations, fencing and screening 
improvements, as satisfactorily completed, approving 
debit modification of contract in the amount of 
$3,580.21, and approving final payment in the 
amount of $18,153.77 to Alameda Fence, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0180 A Approving Revolving Fund payments for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$58,579.56, for the month of March, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0172 A Approving settlements of claims, suits, and 

judgments rendered and requesting the Controller to 
draw warrants against the Municipal Railway, total 
amount of $21,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0181 A Approving settlement of litigation, Steven L. Bybee 
vs. City and County of San Francisco , in the amount 
of $489,154 and requesting Controller to draw 
warrants as stipulated. 

Votes: Ayes - F]ynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-07 4 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0182 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $7,900,000, 
Purchase of Power for Resale. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of KcCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0183 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 

Manager to negotiate scope of work and execute a pro- 
fessional services contract with Tudor Engineering 
Company, San Francisco, California, at an estimated 
cost of $150,000. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0184 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 635, Tunnels and 
Pipelines, miscellaneous mechanical repairs, in 
the amount of $19,449 to the second low bidder, 
Richardson Engineering Contractors, Healdsburg, 
California. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0185 E Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 1740R - Construction of Suburban Facilities - 
Millbrae, California, as satisfactorily completed, and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $50,096.67 
to Ralph Larsen and Son, Inc. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0186 E Approving settlement of litigation, Swinerton and 
Walberg Co . vs. San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation and City and County of San 
Francisco , Superior Court No. 739-121; and 
requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation to pay settlement in the 
amount of $860,000. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-075 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0187 W Directing the Water Department to make necessary 

modifications to the fiscal year 1981-82 budget to 
include $74,000 to replace an additional 12 
passenger cars. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0188 H Approving and authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to execute an agreement between 
Modesto Irrigation District, City and County of 
San Francisco and Pacific Gas and Electric 
Company for delivery of energy from Redwood Food 
Packing Company, Incorporated, Modesto, California. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0189 IS Approving the execution of an amendment to current 
agreement with Robert Venable for programming 
services related to automated scoring of the 
operators examination at a fixed price of $2070. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0190 A Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors the immediate filling of two vacancies, 
9171 - Sr. Transit Operating Instructor, and 9170- 
Transit Operating Instructor, in order to continue 
current levels of service to public and assure high 
quality training for new transit operating personnel, 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0191 A Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors the immediate filling of two vacancies, 
9157 - Claims Adjusters, to maintain the efficient 
operation of the Claims Section and to prevent 
increased costs to the City and County of San 
Francisco due to delays in completing settlements. 

Votes: Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
Office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

81-076 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Sklar announced that both the transit development fee and 
enabling legislation to establish an assessment district passed 
the Board of Supervisors April 27, 1981. The transit development 
fee is now in effect. We now have an obligation to present a 
study of the benefits and costs relating to an assessment dis- 
trict. We are negotiating with the firm of Gruen and Gruen for 
the benefits study. The costs side will be done in-house and 
reviewed by the firm of Touche Ross. 

************* 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Manager of Analysis Unit, reported on the 
joint A.C. Transit/Municipal Railway pass which is ready for 
sale. It will consist of an A.C. pass (indicating the A.C. 
zone) plus a sticker for use on Muni. The sale price will be 
the combined pass price less a $2.00 discount. A.C. Transit 
will administer the program and sell the joint pass at the 
East Bay Terminal and through the mail. 

************* 

Mr. Andy Moran, Director of Budget Analysis, presented financial 
summaries for the third quarter for the departments and 
bureaus. 

************* 

Mr. Henry Simmons, Assistant General Manager/Regional Manager, 
Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT), presented 
the firm's findings and recommendations regarding the manage- 
ment and operation of the Bureau of Management Information 
Systems under its contract. Implementation of the recommenda- 
tions would require an increase of $629,000 to the 1981-82 
budget request and an amendment in the amount of $348,000 to 
the SCT contract for additional work through August 31, 1981. 

Commissioner McCrea moved approval of the budget increase in 
order to meet the Mayor's deadline, with the reservation that 
the Commission may reconsider this action at its next regular 
meeting. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. The resolution was 
adopted. Amendment of the SCT contract was continued to 
May 12, 1981. 

************* 

Item No. 9 — Regarding supplemental appropriation for con- 
struction of a power plant at 0' Shaughnessy Dam. 

Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
responding to questions from the Commission, stated that this 
project does not require an environmental impact report since 
all construction would be underground and contained in an 
existing facility. A turbine would be placed on a water 
release pipe which is used to maintain the water level downstream 
for fish. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the item be continued for 
two weeks and that staff submit a cash flow analysis including 
assumptions used. 

************* 



11-0,77 



Resolution No. 81-0183 — Authorizing a professional services 
contract. 

Commissioner Hsieh questioned the staff's request to negotiate 
with one of three consultants rather than the firm the 
selection committee scored highest. The resolution was amended 
to authorize negotiation with Tudor Engineering, Inc. 

************* 

Item No. 11 — Regarding award of a professional services 
contract on an "as needed" basis. 

This item was taken off calendar. 

************* 

Item No. 17 -- Discussion of third quarter performance reports. 

Ms. Ann Branston, Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring, 
presented highlights of the reports. Trend charts of key 
indicators focussing on Muni service reliability, service 
quality and productivity were included for the first time and 
will continue to be a part of the performance report. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-078 



PI 



■^MINUTES 

•^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

^ May 12, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-079 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioners Peter 
McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: President John M. Sanger 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn presided. 

The Minutes of the April 28, 1981 Regular Meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0193 H Adopting revision of schedule of rates for furnishing 
Hetch Hetchy Power to private consumers and 
municipal departments. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0194 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1810 — Reroofing Lake Merced Pump 
Station - San Francisco, estimated to cost: $16,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0195 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 648 — Cherry Valve House and Early 
Intake, painting of pipes, valves, structural 
supports and miscellaneous appurtenances, estimated 
to cost $40,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0196 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 641 — Tesla 

Portal, Domestic Water Supply, to George F. 

Schuler, Inc., Ceres, California, in the amount of 
$15,749 for Alternate C. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-080 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0197 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1805 — for repaving of street and sidewalk 
openings for the San Francisco Water Department 
for fiscal year ending June 30, 1982 - to Pacific 
Pavements Co., Ltd., in the amount of $798,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0198 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-1797 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Jackson Street between Kearny and Sansome 
Streets - to Aldrich Construction Company in the 
net amount of $84,950. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Mc Crea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0199 E Approving Contract Modification No. 1, under 
Contract No. MR-692 - Emergency Generator at 
Central Control, in the debit amount of $9,444.20 
for a larger generator in order to provide for 
future equipment additions. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0200 E Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 535 - M-Line Streetcar Overhead 
System, conversion for pantograph operation and 
feeder undergrounding, as satisfactorily 
completed; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $49,065.47 to L. K. Comstock and 
Company, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0201 H Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for lighting San Francisco Executive Park with the 
provisions that construction methods, component 
selection and other details meet with the approval 
of the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 
81-081 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0202 A Approving and requesting the Controller's con- 
currence in amendment of Rules and Regulations, 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Fund to 
reflect departmental transfers and current 
personnel assignments. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0192 A Approving settlement of claim and requesting 

Controller to draw warrant in payment of claim 

against the Municipal Railway in the amount of 
$3,525. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0203 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities pursuant to Charter Section 3.501, for 
the month of March 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0204 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an Agreement with the firm of Foster 
Engineering, Inc., to provide expert professional 
design, field engineering, and project management 
services in an amount not to exceed $200,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 
Noes - Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0205 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to commence motor 
coach service on new Line 17-PARKMERCED as 
recommended by staff and requesting the Board 
of Supervisors in accordance with Charter Section 
3.595, not disapprove the abandonment of service 
on existing Line 17-PARKKiERCED. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-082 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0206 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$2,300,000 for the construction of power plant 
at 0' Shaughnessy Dam. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0207 F Approving the adoption of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Capital Improvement Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0208 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute a personal services contract for the 
position of Capital Program Coordinator, with 
Mr. James Moshofsky at an annual salary of 
$32,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0209 I Authorizing amendment to Agreement between San 
Francisco Public Utilities Commission and 
Systems and Computer Technology Corporation to 
increase funding in the amount of $1,628,000 
to support the scope of services through 
Fiscal Year 1981-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0210 H Approving the extension of contract — Bureau of 
Light, Heat and Power Contract No. 197 — 
Maintenance and Repair of City-owned Street 
Lighting Systems — to midnight, June 
30, 1982. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-083 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
stated that a letter had been received from Mr. Irwin Leff, 
attorney, requesting that item number 8(i), regarding the re- 
moval of Mr. Larry Pope, be continued for two weeks. The 
Commission approved the continuance. 

Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin reported that the Commission on 
Aging has passed a resolution similar to Public Utilities 
Commission Resolution No. 81-0141, regarding cooperation and 
coordination between the two commissions of transportation 
services for the elderly and handicapped. 

************* 
REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Sklar said that a committee of the Board of Supervisors 
would be considering a proposal to change the conditions of 
the six-month trial period for jitney operation to Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

The Secretary was instructed to send a letter to the Board of 
Supervisors affirming the Commission's support of the con- 
ditions previously agreed to by all concerned. 

************* 

Mr. Sklar stated that projections for Municipal Railway 
farebox revenues appear to be on target. However, a dis- 
crepancy of approximately $17,000 in Fast Passes sold by 
Metro station agents has been identified during an internal 
review» It is not known at this time if the discrepancy is 
due to an accounting problem or theft. An investigation 
is currently in progress. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if staff does not discover the 
problem will the auditors be asked to extend their procedure. 
Mr. Sklar replied that staff will make a recommendation 
following its investigation. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0193 — Public Hearing to consider a revised 
schedule of rates for furnishing Hetch Hetchy electric power. 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power, stated that in accordance with the Commission's 
policy to parallel market rates for the service area, the 
proposed resolution would reduce electric rates approximately 
10% to reflect recent reductions approved by the California 
Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Charles Collins, Associate Director for Facilities and 
Planning for the San Francisco Community College District, 
opposed an increase in the District's electric rate. The 
District has previously been charged the discount rate as a 
municipal department. 



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Commissioner Flynn said that the issue of charging market rates 
to municipal departments is a policy from the Mayor's Office 
and is not before the Commission at this time. 

Mr. Lenwood Hamel, Coordinator of Operations Management, San 
Francisco Unified School District, opposed an increase for the 
School District. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the issue of market rates for non- 
enterprise departments has not yet been determined. He 
offered to meet with Mr. Collins and Mr. Hamel. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0204 — Authorizing professional services 
agreement with Foster Engineering, Inc. 

Commissioner Hsieh requested that this matter be continued so 
that staff could make further inquiries regarding references 
given for the firm of Keller and Gannon whose proposal was 
scored highest by the selection committee until references 
were checked by the committee. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of the staff recommendation 
of Foster Engineering, Inc. Commissioner McCrea seconded. 
Commissioners Flynn, McCrea and Lenvin voted "aye". 
Commissioner Hsieh voted"no". 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0208 — Approving Municipal Railway Capital 

Improvement Program. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, presented an overview of the Municipal 
Railway Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 1981-82 
through 1985-86, totalling $418,900,000. Where possible 
the source of funds is indicated. However, at this time the 
5-year program is approximately 50% underfunded. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that item number 26, Self-Service 
Fare Equipment, be deleted until the Commission has considered 
the merits of the program. Mr. Jed replied that unless a 
project is included in the capital program the City will be 
unable to obtain grant funding from MTC, State or Federal 
sources. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0209 — Amending agreement with Systems and 
Computer Technology Corporation for services through fiscal 
year 1981-82. 

Mr. Jed stated that the Mayor's Office has requested that the 
budget for this contract, which was approved by the Commission 
on April 28, 1981, be submitted as a supplemental appropriation. 
Since we do not have the funds for this now, it is requested 
that the Commission authorize a series of amendments to the 
contract up to a total of $1,628,000.00 as funds become 
available. A portion of the unencumbered funds could be 
transferred to this contract before the close of the fiscal 
year, with the balance to be funded by supplemental appropriation, 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:15 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 
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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 26, 1981 



FEB 1 6 1983 

SAW f-RA(MCiSCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President John Sanger, Vice-President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 12, 1981 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of WcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0212 M Authorizing retention of the existing route of 
Municipal Railway Line No. 10-MONTEREY; 
adjusting the No. 10 -MONTEREY schedule to 
better balance heavy passenger loads on the 
eastern portion of the route with lighter loads 
on the western portion, without increasing 
vehicle hours; discontinuing some of the bus 
stops within St. Francis Wood; and supporting 
the relocation of the east-bound bus stop at 
St. Francis Circle portals to the west-side of 
Junipero Serra Boulevard. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0213 M Authorizing the restoration of a portion of line. 
19-POLK to its former route as follows: 

Northbound: via existing route to Larkin Street 
thence via Geary Street to the resumption of the 
existing route at Polk Street, and 

Southbound: via existing route to Polk Street 
thence via Post Street to the resumption of the 
existing route at Hyde Street, 

And, will be subject to review at the 
time the Commission considers rerouting the Line 
No. 25-SAN BRUNO and other related routes in the 
northern quadrant of the City. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsich 



81-087 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0214 M Approving the re-routing of lines No. 36-MIRALOMA 
and 43-MASONIC as follows: 

36-MIRALOMA (Temporary Route) 

Southbound: via existing route to Monterey Blvd., 
thence via Gennessee Street to the resumption of 
the existing route at Judson Avenue. 

43-MASONIC (Temporary Route) 

Northbound: via existing route to Judson Avenue, 
thence via Foerster Street to the resumption of 
the existing route at Monterey Boulevard. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, rlcCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0215 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 661, No. 55 
Sacramento Electrification Project, Drumra Street 
to Walnut Street, Street Lighting Work, in the 
amount of $790,998, to Abbett Electric Corporation, 
San Francisco, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0216 E Accepting work as satisfactorily completed and 
approving final payment under Contract PS-15 2 
Millbrae Suburban Headquarters, preparing plans 
and specifications and furnishing architect/ 
engineering services, in the amount of $1,410 
to Garretson-Elmendorf-Zinov-Reibin. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0217 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 660, Conversion of Patrick Henry 
School, Floor Covering, as satisfactorily com- 
pleted, and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $17,341.50 to the Contractor, James 
A. Smith Company. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-088 



On motion of hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/inc resolution v/as adopted: 

81-0218 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 627 — Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line, 
Paint Steel Towers, as satisfactorily completed, and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $6,173.08 
to the Contractor, Randall B. List Painting. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0219 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 618, New Instrument Room, Tesla Portal, 
as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $7,532.03 to the Contractor, 
Paul F. Klingborg Co. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0220 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, pursuant to Charter Section 3.501, for 
April, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

H-0221 A Approving collections, month of April 1981, of charges 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, San 
Francisco Water Department, in the amount of 
$1,436.33. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0222 A Approving Revolving Fund payments for settlement of 
claims in the amount of $65,760.71, by the Municipal 
Railway, month of April, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



81-089 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

!1-0211 A Approving recommendation of General Manager of Public 
Utilities, the General Claims Agent, and the City 
Attorney and requesting Controller to draw warrants 
in payment of claim against the Municipal Railway 
in the amount of $5,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0223 w Authorizing the transfer of unclaimed guarantee 
deposits to the City and County of San Francisco 
General Fund of San Francisco Water Department 
Consumers' Guarantee Deposits unclaimed for three 
years in the amount of $11,865.67 per San Francisco 
Water Department list of April 21, 1980. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0224 w Approving the recommendation of staff that remaining 
portion of Belmont Reservoir Tract, Parcel 37, be 
declared surplus to Water Department needs and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for enactment by Board of 
Supervisors for the sale of this parcel. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of HcCrea seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0225 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

execute an agreement with the Heritage Conservation 
and Recreation Service of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior to record the Cable Car Barn and 
Trackway System at a cost not to exceed $41,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0226 E Accepting the work performed as satisfactorily 
completed under Contract No. MR-614, Fare 
Collection and Extraction System, approving 
Contract Modification No. 2 in the credit amount 
of $113,280.53, and accepting the offer of 
Keene Corporation, in the amount of $92,500, in 
settlement of City's claim against Keene for 
liquidated damages. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 

81-090 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0227 F Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
representing the City, to make available to 
CalTrans funds authorized under SB 1879 up to the 
full amount of $1,040,000, provided such funds are 
utilized consistent with the purposes for which 
they were originally made available. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



*ii***ic***-k*** 



Item No. 7 — Public Hearing to consider revision of schedule of 
rates and charges to be charged by the San Francisco Water 
Department. (Continued from meeting of March 10, 1981.) 

President Sanger announced that this matter is being tabled 
at this time. 



Item No. 8 — Review of Phase IB, Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan, 
route changes, which were implemented September, 1980. 
Resolution No. 81-0212 — Line No. 10-MONTEREY — 
Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, presented ridership 
data on the 10-MONTEREY line, showing that the line carries 
6,000 passengers per day with the heaviest use being the 
eastern portion of the line in Bernal Heights. 

Mr. H. Wolff, a resident of Lakeshore Park, stated that the 
No. 10 line has improved transit service to the Lakeshore area. 

Mr. George Coffey, Chairman of the Streets and Traffic Committee 
of St. Francis Homes Association, asked that the Commission 
listen to the concerns of the Association. 

Mr. Godfrey Munter , representing St. Francis Homes Association, 
stated that the Association had surveyed its members. Of the 
returns received, 11 indicated no opinion, 24 were favorable 
or partially favorable and 85% were opposed to the section 
of the line through St. Francis Wood. 

Ms. Marilyn Dougery, representing the Garden Club of St. Francis 
VJood , stated that the portals at St. Francis Circle which are 
maintained by the Garden Club are covered with graffiti due 
to the bus stop there. 



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Mr. Terence K. McAteer, publisher of the Portalwood Press, 
submitted photographs of the portals showing the graffiti. 

Ms. Joan Elitian, a resident of Monterey Blvd., supported the 
current route. 

Ms. Emily Shihadeh supported the current route. 

Mrs. Dorothy F. Bowhall said she uses the current route to 
travel from the Sunset District to Farmers' Market. 

Ms. Sondra Mogliotti, a student at San Francisco State Uni- 
versity, stated that the bus is being used and is extremely 
crowded in the morning. 

Mr. Walter H. Sibley, representing the Sunnyside Neighborhood 
Association, supported the current route for the good of 
the community. 

Mr. E. P. Curtis of Monterey Blvd. supported the current 
route as a good connection to BART and the East Bay. 

Mr. Philip Weismehl, a resident of Bernal Heights, commented 
that the frequency of service has been cut in half since the 
route was changed. 

Mr. Charles Weinshank said that there are six Muni lines 
servicing St. Francis Wood, the K, L, M, 11, 28 and 18. Another 
line is not needed. 

Mrs. William H. Wolley stated that her children walked to 
school. 

Mr. Hal Cranston requested that the bus stop at the Portals 
be moved across the street to Sloat Blvd. 

Mr. Joseph P. Russoniello opposed the operation of the No. 10 
MONTEREY from the portal at Junipero Serra to the portal at 
Monterey. 

Ruth B. Howard stated that the proposed alternate route 

on Ocean Avenue would be a hardship to elderly people living 

on Keystone , Upland and Darien, who would have to walk_ uphill. 

Grant Martin, a resident of Bernal Heights, stated that the 
buses are overcrowded. 

ris. Dianne Bates stated she opposed the Line No. lO-riONTEREY 
bus route. She suggested a compromise to keep the buses but 
reroute them so that they use the commercial streets. 

Mr. Elwood Davis, Assistant Dean of students at City College of 
San Francisco, spoke in favor of the No. 10 route, that it has 
proved a great boom to the students. As a result, more students 
are getting out of their cars and taking the Muni, thus reducing 
the impact in and around the college and neighborhood. 

Ms. Nancy Mettier stated that she opposed the No. 10 going 
through St. Francis Wood because of the noise made by the 
buses from early morning until late at night. 



81-092 



Mr. Edward Aslanian, resident on St. Francis Blvd., stated that 
he feels that we do not need a crosstown No. 10 starting in 
Bernal Heights to the Zoo. Instead, he suggests two small lines 
Buses that were running every 8 minutes from Bernal Heights to 
Mission district now run every 15 minutes, just because they 
now run a longer unnecessary route. 

Ms. Ethel Ehrhard, who lives behind the portals registered a 
complaint about the graffiti on the walls, and also about the 
noisy buses. 

Ms. Arnette Hamilton, a senior citizen, was supportive of the 

No. 10. 

Ms. Cecilia Rossi commented about the noise of the buses. She 
questioned the data compiled by staff, and wishes to see a 
better balance of scheduling. 

Ms. Helena Horton wanted to remind the Commissioners that the 
distance between Monterey Blvd. and Ocean Avenue is not two 
easy blocks, but all downhill one way and all uphill the other. 
Also, that St. Francis Woods is not the only district in the 
City that has a bus line running through it; the No. 28-Line 
runs through Sea Cliff. 

Ms. Catherine Manning expressed the opinion that she preferred 
the No. 10-Line service prior to the change. 

Charles Lawson , 402 St. Francis Blvd., stated that both he 
and his wife have been observing the ridership. He feels that 
if the buses can be turned around at Mira Loma Park and sent 
back again, we probably could get by with fewer buses and at 
the same time have a bigger ridership. 

The Public Hearing on the No. 10 line was closed. 

Commissioner McCrea moved to retain the existing route of Line 
10-MONTEREY; authorize an adjustment in the schedule to better 
balance heavy passenger loads on the eastern portion of the 
route with lighter loads on the western portion, without 
increasing vehicle hours; authorize discontinuance of some of 
the bus stops within St. Francis Wood; and support the 
relocation of the east-bound bus stop at St. Francis Circle 
portals to the west-side of Junipero Serra Boulevard. 
Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 

************* 
Resolution^ No. 81-0213 — Line No. 19-POLK — 

Mr. Peter Straus reviewed the No. 19-POLK line, confining 
comments to service north of Market Street. 

Mr. T. Toohey, representing employees of Harcourt , Brace, 
Jovanavich, Inc., publishers, located at Polk and Geary, in the 
old Merchants i.arine and Pesaro Building, requested that the 
bus stop be changed to the north or south corner. 

Mr. George Blackmore requested that the old No. 19 route be 
restored . 



81-093 



Ms. Jennie Gofsky, representing the elderly and handicapped who 
reside in the area of 795 Geary, requested a review of Line No. 19 
POLK and the reinstatement to its original route. 

Ms. Pearl Flowers, resident in the 900 block of Polk Street, asked 
if it would be possible to return the No. 19 bus line to its old 
route one-half of the time, which would be every other bus. 

Ms. Winnifred Cheetham, representing tenants in 760 and 766 Geary 
and also the Senior Center at 333 Turk, requested that the 
No. 19-Polk be returned to the old route. She also stated that 
the change of route has affected the small businesses in the area. 

Mr. David Sparrow stated that he would like the No. 19 returned 
to the old route. 

Ms. Joyce Coulter would like the No. 19-POLK back to old route. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt supported return to old route. 

The Public Hearing on Line 19-POLK was closed. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved that the No. 19-Polk be restored to 
its original route. Commissioner Hsieh seconded. The vote 
was unanimous. 

Commissioner Sanger said that Line 19-Polk would be restored to 
its original routing at least for the immediate future with the 
understanding that when staff comes forward with a proposal with 
respect to the No. 25 line that we look at this route again. 

************* 

Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 4:55 P.M. 

************* 

Resolution No.' 31-0214 — Rerouting Lines 36-MIRALbMA and 

43 -MASONIC 

Mr. Peter Straus explained the minor route modifications proposed 

by staff to resolve traffic difficulties. 

************* 

Item 9(a) — Regarding the award of Municipal Railway Contract 
MR-689 was withdrawn by staff. 

************* 

Item 10— Approving adoption of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway 5-Year Plan, 1981-86. 

Mr. Leo Jed highlighted the germane points of Muni's five-year 
direction — its goals, programs and financial considerations 
to meet the transit needs. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President of the Transport Workers Union 
stated that he has just this morning received his copy of the 
plan, and therefore, has not had sufficient time to 



81-094 



review it. 

President Sanger suggested that Mr. Gatewood communicate with 
Mr. Leo Jed by the end of this week so that any comments his 
membership may have can be incorporated into the final 
revision. 

President Sanger then stated that the adoption of the 5-Year 
Plan will be continued until the next meeting. 



************* 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Resolution No. 81-0227 — Authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities representing the City, to make available to 
CalTrans, funds authorized under SB 1879. 

Mr. Sklar said that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
has requested authorization from the Public Utilities Commission 
to make available to CalTrans funds under Senate Bill 1879, 
to be used as local contribution. 

The motion was made by Commissioner Hsieh, and seconded by 
Commissioner Flynn. The vote was unanimous. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-095 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
June 9, 1981 



PEB 1 1983 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetchy Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 

81-096 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn 
Commissioner Thomas Hsieh arrived at 2:15 P.M. 
Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin arrived at 2:22 P.M. 

Absent: Commissioner Peter McCrea 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0228 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call 
under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 645 — Station J, 
Equipment Installation and related work, estimated 
to cost $328,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0229 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call 
under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 658 — Moccasin 
Housing Units, Rehabilitate Heating and Cooling 
Systems, estimated to cost $41,200. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0230 E Rejecting all bids received on May 14, 1981, under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 572 — Priest Reservoir 
Diversion Channel. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0231 E Rejecting the bid received on May 14, 1981 under 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1802 — 
Construction of Irrigation System at Lombard 
Reservoir, as being too costly, and directing 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau to readvertise 
for bids under Specification WD-1802R. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 



81-097 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0232 E Awarding of Water Department Contract No. 1742R — 
Sealing of Roof Expansion Joints, Sunset Reservoir, 
to All American Roofing, second low bidder, in 
the amount of $101,010. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0233 E Approving a transfer of funds in- the«amoaftt^of 
$12,302.71 to cover final payment under Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1740R — Construction of 
Suburban Facilities - Millbrae, in favor of 
Ralph Larsen & Son, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0234 W Approving write-offs in the amount of $6,801.96 as 
acted upon by the Water and Sewer Lien Committee. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0235 F Requesting the Controller to approve the transfer 
of funds in the amount of $70,115.48 to City 
Attorney. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0236 A Approving compromise settlements, and collection 
of damage claims which the Municipal Railway has 
against miscellaneous debtors, in the amount of 
$9,507, month of April, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0237 A Approving settlement of the unlitigated claim of 
James F. Marino, Superior Court No. 758-332, in 
the amount of $6,000 and requesting the 
Controller to draw warrant in payment of said 
claim against the San Francisco Water Department. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Hsieh 



81-098 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0238 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-689 — 
Special Machine Shop Modifications, 24th and 
Utah Streets, in the total amount of $239,000, 
to Dalzell Corporation, Emeryville, California, 
and all other bids are hereby rejected. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0239 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager to negotiate a professional services 
contract No. PS-161 with Earth Sciences Associates 
in an amount not to exceed $328,000 to perform 
seismic safety investigation of San Andreas 
Dam Phase II and Pilarcitos Dam. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0240 H Declaring two pieces of Hetch Hetchy Parcel No. 
376(2), Tuolumne County, surplus to the needs 
of Hetch Hetchy, and authorizing the Director 
of Property to prepare the necessary legislation 
for the enactment by the Board of Supervisors 
for the transfer of said property and property 
rights at a current fair market value of 
$1,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0241 H Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy 
Water and Power to execute a contract with the 
University of California at Davis, for 
Fisheries Evaluation Study of Eleanor Creek, 
Cherry Creek, and Lake Eleanor, Yosemite 
National Park. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0242 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, 

Finance, to apply for, receive and expend state 
discretionary funds in the amount of $342,300 
from the Business, Transportation and Housing 
Agency for subsidized taxi services for 
handicapped persons. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-099 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0243 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept 
and expend State Transit Assistance funds for 
Municipal Railway capital and planning projects 
in fiscal year 1981-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0244 F Approving Amendment to Rule 6, Section E, Rules 
and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
Revolving Fund, and requesting Controller's 
concurrence in amendment, effective with the 
commencement of July Fast Pass sales. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0245 F Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation (S.F.M.R. I .C. ) to 
release $31,000 to provide local match for the 
Market Street Study so that it can commence, 
with the understanding that the funds will be 
returned upon receipt of the pending State 
Transit Assistance Funds. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0246 F Authorizing staff to submit to the Mayor for 
inclusion in the 1981-82 Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power budget, various projects, totalling 
$180,000, for lighting modifications in order 
to conserve energy. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0247 A Scheduling of the next regular meeting of the 

Public Utilities Commission, Tuesday, June 23, 1981, 
at 12:00 Noon, in Room 282 City Hall, in order to 
accommodate meeting of the Finance Committee of the 
Board of Supervisors, at 3:00 P.M., at which time 
there will be a hearing of the Public Utilities 
Commission's budget request for fiscal year 
1981-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-100 



Resolution No. 81-0232 — Awarding WD-1742R to All American 
Roofing. 

Mr. Bob McDonald, representing the San Francisco Building and 
Construction Trades Council, questioned the award of this 
contract to a San Jose firm and asked if the Administrative Code 
gives preference to San Francisco bidders. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that residents are to be given 
preference by the general contractor. 

President Sanger stated that in the case of construction contracts 
the Commission is required to award to the lowest bidder, except 
when there are errors in the bid documents. 

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Item No. 9 — Regarding circulating a Request for Proposal for 
consultant services to train engineering personnel. 

President Sanger directed that this item be continued to the 
next meeting and that the Commission receive copies of the 
draft Request for Proposal and an estimate of cost. 

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Resolution No. 81-0246 — Authorizing inclusion in the 1981-82 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Pov^er budget of various projects 
totalling $180,000 for lighting modifications in order to 
conserve energy. 

Mr. Sklar reported that Mr. Flint Nelson, Director, Bureau 
of Energy Conservation, has identified several lighting 
retrofit projects to reduce energy consumption that can be 
included in the 1981-82 budget with the approval of the Commission 
and the Mayor. This would be a one-time expenditure of 
approximately $179,000 with an average pay back of eleven 
months. 

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Item No. 14 — Status of 1981-82 budget. 

Mr. Andy Moran, Director of Budget Analysis, reported that the 
Mayor removed from the budget all costs and revenues asso- 
ciated with the downtown development fee or assessment district 
due to pending litigation. Funding for the System Computer 
Technology, SCT, contract was not inserted. He said approxi- 
mately 80 new positions were deleted, leaving 47 new positions 
for next year. Due to different methods of calculation. 
Municipal Railway platform hours will be increased. Reductions 
for each department were discussed in detail. The effect 
of the approved budget level upon service will be reported 
to the Commission after the budget has cleared the Board 
of Supervisors. 



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Resolution No. 81-0247 — Rescheduling the next regular meeting 
of the Commission to Tuesday, June 23, 1981, at 12:00 noon 
in Room 282, City Hall. 

President Sanger announced that there is a scheduling 
conflict for the next Commission meeting because the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors will hear the 
Public Utilities Commission budget the same afternoon. 
Commissioner Flynn moved to reschedule . the next regular 
meeting to 12:00 noon, June '23, 1981. Commissioner Hsieh 
seconded. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:03 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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?' MINNIES 
T PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
12:00 Noon 
$ June 23, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order « 12; 15 P.M. 

Present: President John II. Ganger, Vice President H. iJelton Flynn 
Conmissioners ITancy C. Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

Absents Commissioner Peter ilcCrea 

The Minutes of the Regular Meetings of Hay 26, 1931 and 
June 9, 19 Gl vzere approved. 



A tape of tlie meeting is on file, in the Office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTIOII 

no. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov7ing resolution v/as adopted s 

81-0249 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing 2id Call under ''later 
Department Contract ..To. ITD-1757 — Installation of 
Valves and Various Piping at Alameda Creek.^Siphon 
and Calaveras Pipeline, Alair.eda County, estimated 
to cost $200,000. (net) 

Votes' Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn 
the follovring resolution v/as adopted: 

31-0250 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch 
Iletchy Contract ilo. 510 — Moccasin Powerhouse 
Penthouse and Early Intake Camphouse, Re-roofing, 
estimated to cost $20,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Ganger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted s 

81-0251 E Avrarding of contract — Specification :io 'td-1810 -- 
P.eroofing Lake Merced Pump Station - Gan Francisco, - 
to Vaughn Roofing, Inc., Oakland, in the amount 
of $13,333. 

Votes: !\yes - Ganger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-104 



On irotion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted s 

81-0252 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed under 
Iletch Iletchy Contract ITo. 615 — Tunnels and Pipe- 
lines, Moccasin to Alameda East Portal, General Re- 
pairs and authorizing Final Payment in the amount of 
$7,578. OG to George F. Schuler, Inc. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted? 

81-0253 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract !Io, 622 — Replace and Repair 
Trolley Poles, Various Locations — and authorizing 
Final Payment in the amount of $26,355.29 to 
Mahoney Electric Co. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted s 

81-0254 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, 

under vJater Department Contract Mo. 1739 — 12-Inch 
and 16-Inch Ductile Iron and 13-Inch Steel Main 
Installation in Giants Drive, Ii?.rney 'Jay and 
Executive Park Boulevard — and approving Final 
Payment of $76,756.60 to McGuire & Hester. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0255 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed, under 
Contract :.lo. MR-667 — Special Trackv/ork Re- 
construction, 46th Avenue & Taraval Street and St. 
Francis Circle, approving Contract Modification lio. 5 
in the debit amount of $7,067, and authorizing 
Final Payment in the a^nount of $7,568, in favor of 
Homer J. Olsen, Contractor. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution v;as adopted: 

81-0256 A Approving payment of claims in the amount of 

$49,060.56, made by the Municipal Railv/ay, month 
of May, 1931, per Revolving Fund Direct Payments. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-105 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted? 

81-024C A Approving and requesting the Controller to draw 
warrants from funds available in a supplemental 
appropriation for the fiscal year 1980-81, to pay 
claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$466,529.99. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

81-0257 A Approving compromise settlements, month of May 1981, 
in the amount of $7,168.10 for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

31-0258 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, for the month of May 1931, pursuant to 
Charter Section 3.501. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

81-0259 F Approving the San Francisco Municipal Railway 5-Year 
Plan, 1981-86. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0260 F Authorizing the ^ssistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities, to apply for, accept and expend 
federal grant monies from the United States Depart- . 
ment of Transportation for the purpose of under- 
taking rerailing and guideway improvements along the 
existing J-Church rail line, at an estimated budget 
of $1,107,507. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

81-0261 17 Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to negotiate and execute a professional services con- 
tract with Pitoraeter Associates to conduct water 
waste survey and pipeline network analysis, in an 
amount not to exceed $45,000. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the follovring resolution was adopted; 

81-0262 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 

recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call, under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract Wo. 651 — Reconstruct Trolley 
Coach Overhead, Various Locations, Contract No= 2, 
estimated to cost $397,000. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh 
the following resolution was adopted; 

01-0263 E Avrarding of Contract, under Water Department Contract 
IIo. "TD-1799 - 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Cambridge and Sweeny Streets, to >J,J. Gaffney, 
Inc. as the lowest regular and responsible bidder, in 
the amount of $149,265. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the follovring resolution was adopted; 

81-0264 E Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway to solicit proposals for contract- 
ing services to permit study of Muni's overhead line 
receptivity study, at an estimated cost of $100,000. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin.- seconded by LTsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

31-0255 II Approving the appointment of the firm of 'Iov;ard, 

Prim, Rice, 'lemerovski, Canady & Pollak, as special 
counsel to assist City Attorney's office in pro- 
ceedings relative to 0"Shaughnessy Dam, to be held 
before an Adjninistrative Lav^ Judge. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger r Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-107 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

01-0266 11 Approving Lease of Transit Power Substation Space at 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Station J, also 
Approving Construction and Operating Agreement for 
Station J, and Recommending to the Board of Super- 
visors Approval of said Lease, at a rental of $600 
per month. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Ilsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution v/as adopted? 

31-0267 H Authorizing the City Attorney to enter into an agree- 
ment with David C. Auslarn, Jro, Consulting Power 
Specialist, for his services in the area of electric 
rates , and related issues . 

Votes? Ayes - Ganger, Flynn, Lenvin, Ilsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

31-0258 n Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to file orelimnary perriit applications v/ith the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the South 
Fork Tuolumne Project and for the Harden Flat Project 
and to also file applications for the necessary v/ater 
rights diversions and storage. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted s 

81™0269 A Approving a contract with Canon Kip Community House 
for the provision of 70,000 accessible van trips for 
disabled persons during fiscal year 1981-32, at a 
cost not to exceed $720,175. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0270 A Approving amendment to Section 1135 of Chapter VlII, 
Part II of the Police Code, relating to rates for 
taxicabs and sedans, and requesting Board of Super- 
visors' approval of amendment. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-108 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

01-0271 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract vrith the firm of Grain and 
Associates to design and administer an on-board 
survey of Municipal Railway's passengers, at a cost 
not to exceed $0,000. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn ^ seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted? 

01-0272 G Endorsing the selection of the consultant team of DKS, 
CHIIMB, and Jefferson Associates, and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities, on behalf of the 
Transportation Policy Group, to negotiate a contract. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, ilsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

81-0273 G Requesting the President of the Board of Supervisors, 
to place the Transportation Commission Charter amend- 
ment on the active list so that the Board of Super- 
visors and its appropriate committee will actively 
consider the amendment in sufficient time to place 
it on the ITovember 3, 1981 ballot. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 



S; lO-MaiTPP^r?"''^^' ^r^ ^P°" "*^^"'" ^^P°^^' t^^t ^^^^i^^ on 
with^hlrl ^''T ''°^ ^^ adjusted at this time in accordance 

with the Commission's action of May 26, 1931. 

Hhf^m ^"^ Sanger continued this matter and requested staff to define 
Sdress'the annT' "'^"L"'"^ ^'^ '^""' ^^^^^^^ alternatives which 
Ute niaht .nH ; f °^ ""^^ ^^" Francis -ood residents, particularly 
^tltr^lt^L^ tt""^^ morning service, and advise the homeowners 
:issociation of their findings. 



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81-109 



Resolution Ho. 81-0263 — Av/arding I'TD-1799 to W.J. Gaffney, Inc. 

Mr. George newkirk, Contract Compliance Director, PUC, stated that 
the low bidder, W.J. Gaffney, Inc. , did not complete the Minority 
Business Enterprise section because he intends to do all of the 
work without a subcontractor on a contract where all other bidders 
have bid with a minority subcontractor. Therefore, staff is re- 
commending award to the second lowest bidder who has 18 1/2 percent 
Minority Business participation. This matter was continued until . 
later in the meeting so that Mr, Gaffney could address the Com- 
mission. 

When Mr. Gaffney arrived he stated that in his work force of 10 
employees all are minorities, except one. He said he would not 
need a subcontractor as he could perform all the work with his own 
employees. 

Commissioner Flynn moved award of the contract to W.J. Gaffney, Inc. 
Commissioner Hsieh seconded. 

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Resolution Ho. 81-0268 — Authorizing filing a preliminary permit 
application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the 
South Fork Tuolumne Project and for the Harden Flat Project. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Commission had hired the firm of Sverdrup 
and Parcel and Associate, Inc. to conduct a study of the Hetch 
Ketchy Water and Power systemwide power and watershed firm yield. 
Now that the study is completed, he recoiiimended that the Commission 
file a preliminary permit application to establish the City's 
rights ahead of other jurisdictions to proceed to study these pro- 
jects for possible future development. 

President Sanger stated that action by the Commission at this time 
is for the purpose of protecting the City's interest in these po- 
tential projects but does not commit the City to the specific pro- 
jects. He announced that copies of the study would be available 
to all interested parties , and that a full presentation of the 
study with discussion and public comments would be calendared for 
July 14, 1901. 

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Item. IsFOo 20 — Regarding a lease for an equestrian center and farm 
development. 

President Sanger continued this matter for review of the lease 
documents, and information on waste disposal and an alternate long 
terra lease, 

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Resolution No. 81-027 3 — Regarding a proposed Charter amendment to 
establish a Transportation Commission. 



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CoiTunissioner Lenvin moved to request the President of the Board of 
Supervisors to place the Transportation Coimnission Charter amend- 
ment on the active list so that the Board of Supervisors and its 
appropiate committee will actively consider the amendment in 
sufficient time for it to be placed on the November 3, 1981 ballot. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. The resolution was unanimously 
approved . 



THEREUPON THE MEETIiIG WAS .ADJOURIIED s 2:34 P.M. 



ROIIAIilE A, RI1ITH 
SECRETARY 



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^ MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
'l> July 14, 1981 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AU6 2 4 1981 

SAN FRAh'CSSCO 
PUrU!C LfERAHY 



C0f4MISSI0NERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. tvelton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
iJancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P. 11. 



Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. VJelton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter flcCrea, ITancy C. Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 



The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 23, 1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0275 E Approving plans and specifications and authorizing 
bid call in connection with Phase 3 - Forest Hill 
Station Improvements Project, under Contract 
:io. IlR-816, and estimated to cost $5,190,000. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0276 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract Ho, 648, Cherry 
Valve House and Early Intake, Paint Pipes, Valves 
and Operators, to Jeffco Painting and Coating, Inc., 
Pacheco, California, in the amount of $34,894 for 
Alternate B. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IlcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0277 E Accepting the work as being satisfactorily completed, 
and approving final payment of $2,370.17 to The 
Pitometer Associates, Consulting Engineers, under 
Professional Services Contract PS-159, dated 
June 10, 1980. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of ricCrea , seconded by Lenvin;, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

81-0278 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed under 
Contract No. I1R-6G1 — Fire Protection System, 
Central Control, TJest Portal Station, and authorizing 
Final Payment in the amount of $5,255.. 75, in favor 
of Civic Electric Company, Inc. , San Francisco. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0279 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed 
under Contract ITo. MR-802 — Auxiliary Air 
Conditioning - Central Control, ITest Portal Station, 
and authorizing Final Payment in the amount of 
$1,274.41 in favor of Mechanical Services, San 
Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0280 A Approving collection of charges for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, San Francisco ^Tater 
Department, for the month of May 1981, in the amount 
of $3,322.23. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

81-0274 A Requesting Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$106,861.36. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, HcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, tlie 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0281 A Approving recommendation of City Attorney and re- 
questing Controller to draw warrant in the amount of 
$4,071.22 in settlement of non-litigated claim of 
Antonia Guzman for personal injuries and property 
damage caused by a San Francisco Hater Department 
water main break. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0282 E Endorsing the Charter Amendment amending Sections 
7.203 and 7.204 of the City Charter to modernize 
certain procedures relating to the administration 
of construction contracts. 

Votes 5 Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0283 E Authorizing staff of the Utilities Engineering 

Bureau to advertise a Request for Proposal to engage 
a consultant to conduct a study of the alternatives 
for the treatment of Crystal Springs Reservoir water, 
at an estimated cost of $100,000. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0284 IT Declaring water service facilities in Garden City 
subdivision surplus and requesting the Director of 
Property to negotiate a sale of these facilities to 
the City of Daly City for the sum of $16,500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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Ite'T No. 7 — Discussion of Hetch Hetchy TTater and Power systemwide 
power and watershed firm yield study. 

ilr. Oral Iloore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, 
described, with the aid of a map, each of the projects which the 
consultant found to be economically viable. He also stated that 
the study confirmed that the present mountain facilities are suffi- 
cient to sustain a water yield of 400 million gallons daily. 

Mr. Gerald 11, Meral, Deputy Director, California Department of Mater 
Resources, read a statement opposing further development on the 
Tuolumne River, a copy of which is made a part of these minutes. 



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Commissioner McCrea questioned Ilr. Meral's analysis of some of 
the proposed projects. Mr. Meral replied that no detailed analysis 
had been done, but that he was raising environmental issues since 
they had not been addressed in the report. 

Mr. Dick Roos-Collins , representing Friends of the River, stated 
that he hoped an environmental assessment would be made prior to a 
commitment to any of these projects, particularly their effect on 
land, fisheries, water quality and recreation. 

Mr. Patrick Carr, representing Friends of the River, presented the 
organization's technical analysis of the various proposed projects, 
a copy of which is made a part of these minutes. 

Mr. Jam.es R. Huddlestun from the National Park Service, "^Testern 
Region, said that he would submit written comments at a later date. 

Mr. Joseph A. Daly, representing Tuolumne River Expeditions, opposed 
project number 9, a new mountain tunnel, and the Clavey-Wards Ferry 
project. 

Mr. E. P. Curtis, representing the West of Twin Peaks Central 
Council, said that the homeowners in San Francisco are concerned 
about an adequate water supply. 

Mr. Frank Haeg, Senior Recreation Coordinator, City of Berkeley, 
expressed concern about the effect of the Harden Flat Project on 
the Berkeley Camp. 

Mr. Victor C. Pfeiffer, Jr., a property owner at Harden Flat, 
inquired about an alternate site for his cabin in the event his 
property were flooded. Mr. Sklar stated that his property rights 
would be respected but we are not to that point yet. 

Mr. Alvin Greenberg, representing the Sierra Club, Northern 
Calif ornia/LIevada, Regional Conservation Committee, ^Tater Resources 
Division, stated that the Cierra Club is willing to pursue the idea 
of some additions to the Hetch Hetchy system which would be con- 
sistent with their environinental goals and consistent with the 
economic and environmental balance that the Tuolumne River now haSo 
A copy of his statement is made a part of these minutes. 

Ms. Catherine Culligan, Rare Plant Coordinator for the San Francisco 
Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, said that most 
of the projects will have an adverse effect on the native vegetation 
as a result of construction or through loss of critical habitat. 
There are at least five plants in the project area which are con- 
sidered to be rare and endangered. 

Mr. Mike McGill, representing San Francisco Planning and Urban 
Research, stated that SPUR supports the designation of the Tuolumne 
River as v/ild and scenic. It is hoped that this study will identify 
alternatives that would enable San Francisco to generate additional 
power, produce additional water and still maintain the present wild 
and scenic values of the Tuolumne River. 



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Ilr. McGill suggested that the Commission not make a decision on 
additional water yield until there has been a clarification of the 
language in the State legislation on the Peripheral Canal which 
requires any additional water yielded from the Tuolumne watershed 
to pass through the delta. 

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Item No. 12 — Regarding a lease for an equestrian center and farm 
development. 

This matter was continued for more information regarding possible 
risks of poluting the watershed, details on proposed use and re- 
drafting of lease documents. 

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Discussion of Minority Business Enterprise policy. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the issue is whether the Commission 
intends to adhere to its present IffiE goals or view IIBE as a segment 
of its overall Affirmative Action Plan. 

President Sanger requested that staff prepare a list of the criteria 
currently used when recommending award to a contractor other than 
the low bidder, and also prepare a proposed amendment to the MBE 
policy which takes into account such factors as size of firm, hiring 
policy of firm, pattern over the years and whether other contractors 
submitted bids including MBE. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING T'TAS ADJOURiJEDs 4° 40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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-^ niNUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COIIIIISSIOW 
CITY Al^D COUiMTY OF SAI^T FRAi^CISCO 



M 



Dianne Feinstein 
Ilayor 



State Office Building, 350 McAllister Street 
1st Floor Auditoriun, Room 1194 

2:00 P.M. 

:5 July 28, 19C1 

COMMISSIOWBRS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMEIIT3 
Iletch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GEITJRAL MAIIAGER 

Frances H. Hedani 
ACTIIIG SECRETARY 



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Call to Orders 2s 05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President H. ITelton Flynn 

Commissioners Peter McCrea, Hancy C. Lenvin, Thomas Ksieh 
President John M. Sanger arrived at 2s 45 F.H. 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 14, 1931 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
MO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0286 E Approving plans and specifications, and authorizing 
bid call for Iletch Hetchy Contract ilo. 649, Coast 
Range Tunnel, Repair and Paint Fan Housing, 
estimated to cost $30,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0237 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 658, Moccasin 
Housing Units, Rehabilitate Heating and Cooling 
Systerasp to Brown Sheet Metal & Mechanical, Inc., 
Oakdale, California, in the amount of $20,883. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted" 

81-0288 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract ilo, 645, Station 
J, Equipment Installation and Related ^:'ork, to 
Abbett Electric Corporation, San Francisco, in the 
ajp.ount of $283,000. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0289 E Awarding of San Francisco Hater Department Contract 
do. TTO-1769, Rehabilitate Crystal Springs Pipeline 
No. 1 from Randolph Avenue, South San Francisco to 
University Hound Reservoir, San Francisco.- to 
Raymond International Builders, Inc. , in the amount 
of $949,074. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0290 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed 
under Contract ilo. 620 — Conversion of Patrick 
Henry School; approving Credit riodification of 
Contract No. 1 in the amount of $679 . 92; and 
authorizing Final Payment in the amount of $24,565,36 
in favor of Leon Carlen 6 T'Thite Construction Co, 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0291 E Accepting the v7ork as satisfactorily completed 

under Hetch Hetchy Contact ITo. 601, Early Intake 
and O'Shaughnessy Dam, Replacing Water Mains; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract ITo. 3 
in the amount of $675,00? and authorizing Final 
Payment in the amount of $9,343.40 in favor of 
Leslie G, Delbon Company. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0292 A Approving June 1981 Revolving Fund payments totaling 
$68,976.06 for settlement of claims against the 
iiunicipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IlcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0285 A Requesting Controller to draw warrant in the amount 
of $152,135.88 in settlement of claim of Soledad 
Wajarro, 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0293 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and re- 
movals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities in June 1931, pursuant to Charter Section 
3.501. 

Votes: 2\yes - Ganger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

81-0294 W Declaration of Emergency - Repair main break at 
Judah Street and 21st Avenue, in the ai".ount of 
$60,000. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

81-0295 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract, not to exceed $60,000, 
with a person and/or firm to administer a Civil 
Service approved examination for the Transit 
Manager I, II, and III classifications. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted s 

81-0296 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

circulate a Request for Proposals and to propose a 
suitable private consulting firm to implement a 
Project Management System. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0297 F Approving payment of settlement in the case of 

Steven L. Dybee vs City and County of San Francisco , 
in the total amount of $445,000. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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Item NOo 7 — Presentation and discussion of proposed route changes 
to implement Phase 2 of the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Public Information Director, gave a slide 
presentation which reviewed Phase 1 changes, the success of 
those changes, and the plans for Muni in Phase 2. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Muni Railway, then made 
a route change presentation, describing staff recommendations, 
based upon the public hearing process. 

Public Testimony: 

Allen Malmquist, 3031 Quintara, submitted a petition signed by 
neighbors in opposition to the #48 route, stating that the street 
is hill-ridden, narrow, sharp curve, poor visibility, and 
heavily congested. 

Mrs. Sylvia Howarth, 720 Quintara, is opposed to the #48 route. 
She would like the #66 to continue as is because it is a more 
direct route to downtown. 

Mrs. Helen Naish, 2439 14th Avenue, submitted a petition with 
250 signatures and objected to #48 because it would create 
congestion in an area where traffic is already heavy 

Mrs. Leonore Fifer, 1701 22nd Avenue, regarding the #29, #18, 
and #72, opposed the route changes. 

Jeff Davis, 529 Arkansas, #48, who is a composer of Music, stated 
that the constant noise of the buses made it impossible for him 
to do his job. 

Bill Peters, 529 Arkansas, regarding the #48, objected to the 
noise and pollution of the buses and felt particularly that it 
was detrimental to the health of children in the neighborhood. 

Mrs. Diane Ehrlich, representing John Muir Apartments 
residents, supported the proposed #18 and #70 to Stonestown and 
to BART. 

Tonya Light, 1313 17th Avenue, representing 267 riders of the #72, 
requested that there not be any cuts in downtown service on 
the #72 line, 

William E. Hague, 1640 20th Street, stated that just a handful 
use the #35 once a week to go shopping, and submitted a petition 
from 400 residents. 

Mrs. Ken Wong, 1901 16th Avenue, thanked the Commissioners for 
the #28 line extension, and objected to the #48 bus routing 
through their neighborhood because of vibrations to her home 
and also the great danger for children and the elderly. 

Edward Baker, 1650 16th Avenue, protested making a shuttle of 
the #66, forcing residents to ride LRVs that are overcrowded, 
impossible to get on during peak hours, Metro which is unsafe 
and constantly breaking down 

Chong Ja Ellis, 2119 16th Avenue, strongly opposed to the #48 
route. 



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Thomas J. Ellis, 2119 16th Avenue, stated that he was opposed to 
the #48 route because he feels it will create more cave-ins 
and broken mains. 

Walter Muhleman, 515 John Muire Dr., representing residents of 
John Muir Apartments, spoke in reference to the #18 and #70 
lines, stated that he wishes to have them retained, and 
approved running at peak times to BART. 

Stephan Pehlivaniav, 900 Quintara, regarding the #66 and #48, 
expressed concern that running of the bus route may cause 
additional cave-ins. 

Ms. Blanche Thebom, 501 Arkansas, objected to Lines #35 and #48 
because the fumes have caused damage to her plants, her pet 
and her health, 

John Paul Delgado, 501 Arkansas, would like the #35 line taken 
off Potrero Hill. 

John S. Fisher, 2179 16th Avenue, recommended keeping the 
present day #66 line. 

Barry M. Shea, 564 Texas Street, opposed the #35 because of 
the noise and pollution, and suggested the use of smaller 
buses. 

Vivian Goodwin, 1226 40th Avenue, regarding #29 and #18 lines, 
opposed to the change of routes, particularly for those who 
wish to shop at the G.E.T. complex, Lucky Market, and the 
Irving Street stores between 16th Avenue to 26th Avenue. 

Peter Hartman, 722 Arkansas, opposed the #35 route, and stated 
also that there was very low ridership on the #35 buses. 

Mr. Cush, expressed the view that he was against the deletion 
of Sloat Boulevard from the #18 run. He felt that the planners 
have overlooked the students of Lowell High School and other 
riders along Sloat. 

Stephen Reuben, 370 San Leandro Way, stated that plans are 
underway for a new General Mail Facility to be opened early 
in 1982 in the area of the #19-line terminal, where approximately 
4,200 persons would be employed. He inquired as to whether 
"Owl" service is being planned for this area. 

Oliver Tse, 159 Clayton, objected to the taking off of the #21 
at 6th Avenue. 

Mrs. Gish, 455 Monticello, requested that the #28 route be 
reserved and not changed at Junipero Serra and Halloway. 

Mrs. Thelma Giannakaras, 534 Arkansas, regarding the #35, stated 
that it was not only because of the noise and the pollution, 
but also that the buses caused interference of her television 
reception. 

Mrs. C. J. Babineau, 553 Arkansas, with respect to the #48 and 
#35, she stated that the noise was intolerable. 



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Gene Pearl, with respect to the Line 72, he suggested that until 
decent service can be provided on the #28 and N-Judah, the #7 2 
ought to be kept on. 

Mr. E. H. Everett, 716 Wisconsin, protested the #35 and #48 
routing, because of the noise and heavy traffic congestion. 

Anna Everett, 716 Wisconsin, suggested that the #48 

travel . down Army Street to Third Street, and requested that 

the #J5 be removed. 

Winifred Mann, 779 Wisconsin, objected to the #35 bus route. 

Paul Ilg, 610 El Camino Del Mar, regarding the #18, expressed 
concern about the bus line going through Sea Cliff's 
residential neighborhood. 

Carol Sundell, 895 Wisconsin, regarding the #35-line, inquired 
as to whether or not the #5 3 could be extended to take the place 
of the #35 diesels. 

Mrs. Deborah Learner, Mc Laren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, 
Recreation and Park Department, spoke in ' ?half of concerned 
staff members with respect to opposition of #29 and #21 — 
the #29 bus running through a narrow, wild life habitat area, 
and the #21 service curtailed at 6th and Fulton. 

John Bardis, 1501 Lincoln Way, regarding the new #48 routing — 
would like to see survey to show need, and other information 
such as cost to operate the lines to justify the changes. 

Thomas Moore, 616 Arkansas, regarding the #35 and #48, opposed 
because of noise, pollution and the fact that the buses are 
virtually empty. 

Richard H. Tooker, 22 Lee Avenue, regarding the #29, recommended 
keeping the Line #29 route as it has been. 

Jeff Sutter, 790 Kansas, with respect to the #35, expressed 
the view that Muni riders on Potrero Hill do want the #35. 

Ms. Sally Ortez, 587 Arkansas, regarding the #35, representing 
the Senior Citizens of Saint Teresa Senior Center, stated that 
they are all pleased to have the #35 line on Potrero Hill. 

Ms. Sylvia Behr, 100 Font Boulevard, representing the Senior 
Citizens of Park Merced, expressed thanks for the #17X and 
17L. 

Fred Walter, 2782 Folsom, was supportive of the #66 

Ms. Inez Brasesco, 427 Missouri, appreciated the service of the 
#35. She said they run about every 18 to 20 minutes, and they 
are not running empty. 

George Kuster , 317 Crestlake Drive, representing the Crestlake 
Property Association, stated that they were opposed to 
proposed #18 route change. 



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Mack Hicks, 26 Carl, supported the Line #66 and said he was in 
favor of the 5-year Plan Phase 2. 

Deetje Boler , 178 9th Avenue, presented Commission with a 
statement on her views with respect to #1, #2, #21, #55, #28. 

Daniel Murphy, 2945 Ulloa Street, representing the Audubon 
Society, opposed the route of the #29 bus through Golden Gate 
Park, Chain of Lakes Drive. It would only compound the traffic 
congestion, create problems of pollution to flora, and the 
buses would not be able to keep to schedules. He suggested 
rerouting to west end of Park. 

Commissioner Sanger requested the Planning Staff of the Municipal 
Railway to furnish the Commission a report on what is going on 
on the 35 line. It will be calendared in September, once we 
finish with all the new lines because it will have to be 
treated separately in any event. 

With respect to the #35 line, Sanger requested Peter Straus 
to take a noise decibel count. 

Commissioner Flynn requested staff to look into the riding 
habits between 24th and Arkansas, between 20th and 24th. He 
would like to know what is happening in that area. 

GENERAL t^ANAGER'S REPORT 

Mr. Sklar asked the Commissioners to review the Draft from 
Doug Wright, Tom Jordan, et al. It is a position statement 
on the next 5-year Plan which will be scheduled for discussion 
at our next meeting. 

Mr. Sklar also informed the Commissioners that the Water Department 
has provided contractors water meters so that water used at the 
job site can be metered. These meters go out and Mr. John Mullane 
and his staff monitor them. The contractors do their own 
reading, and check readings are done. It has come to our atten- 
tion that one contractor's meter was broken, the meter came back 
giving an estimate that the contractor used more than an 
entire year's use of water and the contractor's bill was 
corrected, Mr. Sklar is in accord with this action by Messrs. 
Kelleher and Mullane. He is merely mentioning it because 
you may be reading about it before the next meeting. 

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81-0294 — Declaration of Emergency - Repair main break at 
Judah Street and 21st Avenue 

Mr. Kelleher stated that an emergency condition has existed 
since Friday, July 24, 1981 at 4:30 p.m., due to a broken 
16" Sunset Reservoir feeder main. He has therefore requested 
permission to transfer funds in the amount of $60,000, from 
the reserve account. 

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 



Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern of the problem of access 
to BART Stations and Muni Metro. It seems that the problem 
might be one of construction, that they would not breakdown 
so frequently if they were enclosed. Water and the elements 
make them non-functional. The commissioner has requested 
staff to look into this situation to see if it is BART's or 
ours and what the possibility of doing it as a joint program. 



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Item 9 — Commending Municipal Railway Operators Ronald Haren, 
Sherman Wong and Harry Hartig for their service and 
representation in the 1981 Bus Roadeo. 

This item has been rescheduled for the next meeting because 
the operators had to return to duty. 

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Item 11 — Approving Amendment No. 2 to Agreement for professional 
services for engineering design being provided by the firm of 
Chin & Hensolt, Engineers, Inc. through Phase II of the 
Cable Car Rehabilitation Program, in the amount of $1,288,873. 

Item 12 — Approving Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with O'Brien- 
Kreitzberg and Associates, Inc. through Phase II of the Cable 
Car Rehabilitation Program, in the amount of $411,693. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the above two items be put 
over until we get the funding situation clarified, both from 
the Federal government, and, particularly, from the private 
sector . 

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Item 14 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept and expend 
$11,300,000 for transit operating assistance from half-cent 
sales tax revenue under AB-1107 for Muni Railway operations 
in fiscal year 1981-82. 

Item 15 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
PUC to apply for, accept and expend $5,034 million from Bridge 
Toll Net Revenue funds, for fiscal year 1980-81, for payment 
of lease agreement to the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) and to provide local match 
funds for federally funded capital improvement grants. 

The above two items were taken off calendar and rescheduled 
for the next meeting at the request of staff. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:00 P.M. 



Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 



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M I^ N y T E S 

"PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



State Office Building, 350 McAllister Street 
1st Floor Auditorium, Room 1194 



7:30 P.M. 
August 10, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 



FEB 1 d 1983 



SAi ! FSANCiSCO 



John M. Sanger, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

Peter McCrea 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTI4ENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 7:34 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin. 

Commissioner Thomas Hsieh arrived at 7:37 P.M. 

Absent: Commissioner Peter McCrea 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0300 M Authorizing implementation of Municipal Railway Phase 
2 route changes — discontinuing certain transit 
lines, restructuring of temporary routings, 
reducing service levels and establishing service 
and service levels on various lines. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolution are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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Resolution No. 0300 — Authorizing implementation of Municipal ., 
Railway Phase 2 route changes. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Public Information, PUC, gave a 
slide presentation describing the transit improvements 
recommended for implementation in Phase 2 of the Municipal 
Railway S-Year Plan. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, 
presented the staff's recommended modifications to the original 
Phase 2 route structure as a result of previous public meetings 
on the plan. 

Public testimony: 

Mr. Michael Landworth spoke in opposition to the 48 line on the 
grounds that it would amass crosstown students to sporting 
events at Lincoln and St. Ignatius High Schools, thus bringing 
a potentially disruptive element into the neighborhood. He 
supported retention of lines #66 and #72. 



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Ilr. Robert Callwell, representing Friends of Noe Valley, 
supported the Phase 2 changes in general, and specifically the 
#48 "Bay to Breakers" line. The #48 line would operate on 
24th Street and provide access to the BART station, Potrero 
Hill, the 22nd Street Southern Pacific stop, and would be a 
good replacement for the #10 line for trips to the western 
part of the City. 

Mr. Arthur Cecchin, representing St. Ignatius High School, 
supported lines #29 and #48 for better student access to the 
school and for enabling students to participate in the 
school's community service program. 

Ms. Mary Hogileyan, a member of the Sunset-West Portal Council, 
opposed the #48 line and supported retention of the #66 line. 

Mr. Robert Lagomarsino opposed the #48 line as duplicate 
service that would not be used by the residents of the area. 

Ms. Mavis Nathan opposed the #48 line and suggested funds for 
the line could be spent improving lines #72 and #66. 

Mr. Jim Firth stated that he collected 588 signatures on a 
petition supporting the #35 line on Potrero Hill. President 
Sanger said that a meeting would be scheduled in September 
to discuss bus service on Potrero Hill. 

Ms. Marsha Holm, President of the Greater West Portal 
Neighborhood Association, commented on the number of bus lines 
stopping at Ulloa and West Portal Avenue. She suggested 
terminating the #17 line at Sloat Boulevard and eliminating 
the #48 line. 

Ms. Jenna Carpenter spoke in opposition to the proposed 
changes in the Sunset District, especially lines #48 and #66. 

Ms. Edna Steele, 2106 41st Avenue, at Quintara, spoke in 
favor of the #48 bus operating on Quintara Street. 

Mr. John Loosli stated that the #66 should continue as it is, 
but the #48 isn't needed. 

Mr. Larry J. Riordan said that the #66 is needed to serve U.C. 
Hospital. 

Mr. Jeff Bayer, representing Gilco Construction Company which 
is building homes at 16th Avenue and Noriega Street, said that 
the City made a commitment several years ago to provide bus 
service to the area (via the #66 line) . 

Ms. Marge Whitney spoke in opposition to line #48 and changes 
to the #66 line. 

Mr. Holland E. Louden, President, Golden Gate Heights 
Neighborhood Association, spoke against the elimination of 
the #66 as a downtown route, requiring residents to transfer. 

Mr. Richard Felciano, 1326 Masonic Avenue, requested that the 
#66 be rerouted off Masonic Avenue and outside congested 
residential areas. 



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Ms. Barbara Kaufman, 1327 Masonic Avenue, stated that a petition 
was signed by many residents opposed to the #66 bus operating 
on Masonic Avenue. 

Mr. David Hettick said that the real problem is there's not 
enough public transit. More money is needed to retain lines 
#66 and #72. 

Mr. Donald Kenney said that the #66 line is faster than the 
L-Line, 34 minutes versus 48 minutes from his home to downtown. 

Ms. Darolyn Gin spoke in favor of retaining the #66 bus. 

Ms. Hilary White, a #66 rider, said that it's more important 
for people to go to work than to go to the beach. 

Ms. Janet Wilson spoke in favor of retaining the #66 bus. She 
said many people won't take the Muni Metro to downtown. 

Mr. Larry T. Nelson said that he uses the #72 bus to go downtown 
and doesn't want to have to transfer. 

Ms. Lillian Singer spoke in favor of the #72 line and said that 
large buses are not needed but the neighborhood needs little 
buses. 

Ms. Jackie Hogan said that many people have transferred from 
the #16X to the #71 and #72 lines. She asked if service is 
cut during the day would there be more service during the 
commute time. 

Mr. Barry Pearl opposed elimination of the #72 to downtown 
and reduced weekend service. 

Mr. Chuck Arnold spoke in support of the grid system and the 
5-Year Plan. He suggested starting an empty car at 9th Avenue 
and Judah Street to pick up passengers transferring there. 

Ms. Barbara Klitzke requested that the #72 line be retained. 

Ms. Rebecca L. Elbinger said that she uses the #72 for grocery 
shopping and to go to the library. Golden Gate Park, Stonestown 
and to and from work at A. P. Giannini Middle School. 

Ms. Ruth Call, speaking for the Sunset Neighborhood United, 
said that people living from 24th Avenue to Sunset Boulevard 
will not have mid-day transportation if the #72 line is 
changed. 

Ms. Seph V\Jeene spoke in favor of retaining the #72 bus and said 

that the #72 bus provides her with transportation home from 

work at 11:00 P.M. and allows her to wait in a well-lighted 

area. The other alternatives are not desirable. 

Ms. Michelle Schulz , representing the Irving Street Merchants 
Association, opposed changes to the #72 line. 

Ms. Joyce Hall, from Visitacion Valley, supported the return of 
the #29 line to the area. 

Ms. Cynthia Levoy supported the #29 line crossing Golden Gate 
Park as a time saver that reduces the need to transfer. 

Ms. Angela Fabbri said that a number of senior citizens would 
benefit from the #29 bus crossing the Golden Gate Park via 
East Chain of Lakes Drive. 

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Ms. Anna F. Bray, representing the St. Mary's Park Improvement 
Club, said that they are pleased with the service on the #10 
line. 

Mr. Paul Rosenberg, representing the Planning Association for 
the Richmond, spoke in favor of retention of service on the 
#21 line to the inner Richmond. He suggested elimination of 
the scenic portion of the #18 line and operating the line to 
the Legion of Honor when it's open. 

Mr. Gary G. Kardos opposed the operation of the #18 line on 
El Camino Del Mar. 

Mr. Richard Rappaport opposed the operation of the #18 line 
on El Camino Del Mar. 

Mr. David Campbell, President of the Crestlake Property 
Owners Association, said that many residents of the area use 
the #18 line, but the #10 is lightly used. 

Mr. Michael Davis objected to the changes on the #28 line and 
said that connections to lines #14, #15, #30X, #36, #43, #81 
and the K will be eliminated. 

Mr. Michael W. Butler, representing the John Muir Apartment 
Complex and Lake Merced Hills, supported lines #70 and #18, 
as recommended by Muni staff. 

Mr. Peter Ehrlich stated that the recommended headway on lines 
#2, #3 and #4 is too long, especially in the base period. 

Mr. Lawrence Marcelino expressed concern about the long distance 
on the #28 line and its operation on Park Presidio Drive. 

Ms. Faye Ashton opposed the changes on the #28 line. 

Mr. Howard Strassner suggested terminating the #48 line at 
West Portal Station. 

Mr. Jerry Schween said that the #2 line will not have sufficient 
service. The #28 line will provide good service to BART, 
however, something should be done about San Franciscans who 
live closer to the Daly City BART Station having to pay a 
higher fare. 

Mr. Paul Ilg suggested that the #18 line only service the 
Legion of Honor when it is open. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren questioned the cost of Phase 1 and the 
proposed Phase 2 route changes. President Sanger replied 
that changes are structured within the constraint of the 
existing service cost. 

Mr. Jim Angel expressed concern about "putting all of the eggs 
in the same basket" because when one Metro car breaks down 
it affects the whole system. 

Mr. Paul F. Newton, representing the McLaren Heights Association, 
endorsed the proposed #29 line. 



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Paul K. Wang said that Golden Gate Heights' residents will 
have a hard time getting downtown to work without the #66 
bus line. 

Mr. John Bardis expressed concern about the expected patronage, 
costs and net revenues from the proposed routes. 

Mr. Dan Carroll said that the idea of having the #66 line stop 
at 9th Avenue isn't a bad idea if all of the Muni Metro 
problems are solved, but until that happens the 66 bus should 
be retained. He suggested express service north on the #28 
line. 

Mr. Ian McLean opposed the cut in service on the #21 line in 
the inner Richmond. 

Mr. Doug Nadeau, representing the Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area, supported lines #28, #29 and #18 which will serve the 
GGNRA. However, an alternative being considered by the Transit 
Planning staff would completely eliminate public transit 
access to China Beach {James D. Phelan Beach) which is used 
by 80,000 visitors a year. 

Mr. Ron Kilcoyne supported the Phase 2 Plan in concept. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President of Citizens Advisory Panel to the 
Board of Supervisors, suggested that the #66 and #72 continue 
to operate to downtown until Muni Metro is able to deliver 
with additional capacity and equipment. 

Mr. Joseph Freedman said that lines #66, #71 and #72 should be 
continued. The traffic problem in Golden Gate Park should be 
resolved. Revenue estimates should be available either by 
sector or by line. 

Mrs. Chun Ellis said that residents of her block, 
'(around Sixteenth Avenue), are 100% against the #48 line. 

Mr. Edward Baker, representing the Sunset-West Portal Council, 
stated that over 2,000 signatures have been collected on 
petitions to retain the #66 bus, and against #48 line. He 
questioned the benefit of these changes to the residents. 

Ms. Helen Naish spoke in favor of the #66 bus and against 
the #48 line. 

Mrs. Sylvia Howarth said that the #66 bus is responsible for 
cracks in her home; and the proposed #48 will cause more 
cracks. 

Ms. Vivian Goodwin spoke in favor of retaining the #72 line. 
She said 15,000 outer Sunset residents are being pushed aside 
for 800 students and 2,000 people at Lake Merced. 

Ms. Tanya Light said that Sunset residents are being asked to 
sacrifice their transportation for people in other areas of 
the City. Many residents work during hours other than 9:00 A.M. 
to 5:00 P.M. She supported the #72 line. 

End of public testimony. 



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Mr. Sklar said that based upon the testimony received, he 
recommends that the #18 line terminate at the Legion of 
Honor and that the #29 line continue through the Presidio to 
Letterman Hospital. 

President Sanger suggested approval of two alternatives for 
the #29 line through Golden Gate Park — one using East Chain of 
Lakes Drive and the other using Crossover Drive. 

Commissioner Hsieh moved to approve the Phase 2 route changes 
with the aforementioned modifications to lines #18 and #19, 
and with the addition of the abandonment of lines #16X Noriega 
Express and #71 Noriega, and the deletion of all east/west 
lines in the Sunset District until staff has presented a 
restructuring of service, within the financial constraints. 

Commissioner Lenvin seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
adopted. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 11:57 P.M. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P-M. 
August 11, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



jo«J JMENTS D[£P I . 
FEB 1 D 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

p,|..i I - ■ .'-.r, A r.\/ 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. IJelton Flynn, 
Commissioners Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Commissioner Peter McCrea 

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 28, 1981 were 
approved. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY C0t4MISSI0NERS 

President Sanger announced the actions taken in Executive 
Session adopting: 

Resolution No. 81-0298, approving stipulated judgment 
as recommended by the City Attorney, Hetch Hetchy staff 
and private attorneys engaged to assist in the litigation 
between City and County of San Francisco and United 
Airlines, American Airlines, and Trans World Airlines, 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors to adopt an 
ordinance approving said stipulated judgment. 

Resolution No. 81-0299, approving rates for other 
airlines currently purchasing power furnished 
by' Hetch Hetchy i-'ater and Power and requesting the 
concurrence of the Board of Supervisors. 



********************* 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0301 E Approving the plans and specifications and 
authorizing advertisement for bids under 
Contract MR-780, Presidio Division, Mezzanine 
for Storeroom, estimated to cost $18,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0302 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid 
Call under Water Department Contract No. 1806, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Commercial Street, between Kearny and Sansome 
Streets, at an estimated cost of $130,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-135 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0303 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 610, Moccasin 
Powerhouse Penthouse and Early Intake Camphouse, 
in the amount of $23,890, to the second low 
bidder, Sierra Roofing, Empire, California, and re- 
jecting all other bids. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0304 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1792, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Union Street between Battery 
Street and the Embarcadero, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Modification of 
Contract No. 1 in the amount of $930; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$3,335 to the Contractor, Lowrie Paving Co. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0305 E Approving compromise settlements totalling 
$2,269.51, for the month of June, 1981, and 
approving collections for payment of damage claims 
against miscellaneous debtors, in the amount of 
$7,204.56 for the month of June, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0306 H Commending Municipal Railway Operators, Ronald 
Haren, Sherman VJong and Harry Hartig, for their 
service and representation in the 1981 Bus Roadeo. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0307 W Approving • City owned land, which is a triangular 
parcel adjacent to Water Department pipeline 
right of way and containing * 0.46 acres, to be 
declared surplus and requesting the Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation to 
consumate the sale of the parcel. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0308 W Approving sale of City owned land, being certain 
portions of the Sunset Supply Pipeline right of 
way, totalling i 0.133 acres, and authorizing the 
Director of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation to consumate the sale. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0309 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
solicit informal proposals and enter into an 
agreement to conduct a small lighting effi- 
ciency demonstration at the San Francisco 
International Airport at a cost not to 
exceed $5,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0310 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to 
apply for, accept and expend $11,300,000 for 
transit operating assistance from half-cent 
sales tax revenue under AB-1107 for Municipal 
Railway operations in fiscal year 1981-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0311 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept and expend $5,034 million from Bridge Toll 
Net Revenue funds, for fiscal year 1980-81, for 
payment of lease agreement to the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) 
and to provide local match funds for federally 
funded capital improvement grants. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0312 F Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with Ms. Elizabeth J. 
Robbin for the 1981-82 fiscal year, at a total 
cost not to exceed $12,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-137 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0313 F Requesting a supplemental appropriation of 

$100,000 for the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
perform energy audits of the Laguna Honda Hospital 
and San Francisco General Hospital, in order to 
identify energy cost saving opportunities at 
these facilities. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0314 F Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC) to release 
$153,405 to provide local match for the approved 
UMTA capital grant, CA-03-0235, and $10,000,000 
to enable contracts to be certified expeditiously 
for the electrification of the No. 24-DIVISADERO 
Line. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0315 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 

PUC, for fiscal year 1981-82 to apply for, accept and 
expend $4,326,350, Bridge Toll Net Revenue Funds, 
and such other revenues as may be allocated by 
MTC for payment of SFMRIC lease agreements. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0316 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
PUC, to apply for, accept and expend $776,000 of 
State Transit Assistance (STA) Funds in 1981-82 
for local match monies for federally funded 
capital grants. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0317 E Approving Amendment No. 2 to Agreement for profes- 
sional services for engineering design being provided 
by the firm of Chin & Hensolt, Engineers, Inc. 
through Phase II of the Cable Car Rehabilitation 
Program, in the amount of $1,288,873. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-138 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted t 

81-0318 E Approving Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with O'Brien- 
Kreitzberg and Associates, Inc. through Phase II 
of the Cable Car Rehabilitation Program, in the 
amount of $411,693. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0319 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

prepare and circulate a Request for Proposals for 
consultant services for a Communications Systems 
Improvement Study for the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0320 E Authorizing the City Attorney to engage the 

services of the law firm, Howard, Prim, Rice, 
Nemerovski, Canady and Pollak, to assist in the 
defense of the action entitled, "Russ Building 
Partnership, et al. v. CCSF" , Superior Court 
No. 780-795, challenging the legality of the 
Transit Impact Fee Ordinance, and also authorizing 
the sum of $40,000.00 from the existing Public 
Utilities Commission work order to the City 
Attorney. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



************* 



Item No. 10 — Discussion of Municipal Railway line No. 19-POLK. 

Mr. Ralph Emery, 711 Eddy Street, said that there are five hotels 
within a half block of the Eddy Street bus stop which cater to 
senior citizens, including 240 people at 711 Eddy Street. He 
said seniors can't walk several blocks to the bus, they need 
the bus stop where it is now. 

Mr. Kip Wilde, 765 Geary Street, representing Public Housing 
Tenants Association, in response to questions by the Com- 
mission said there are approximately 1,000 senior citizens and 
disabled people living in several subsidized apartment buildings 
that were being served by the No. 19-POLK bus when it was on 
Geary Street. 



81-139 



President Sanger suggested that representatives from both sides 
meet with staff to work out a solution to north/south service 
for both groups using lines 19-POLK and 25-SAN BRUNO. 

An unidentified man in the audience suggested a "snake" route 
that zigzags through the neighborhood and provides full coverage 
of the area. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Electrification of Line 24-DIVISADERO 

Mr. Sklar requested a decision on the type of pole to be 

installed on the 24 line. 

In response to a question on cost from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. 
Dick Golden of O'Brien-Kreitzberg , consultants, stated that 
7% had been added to the project budget of approximately 
$17 million for the new pole design. 

Commissioner Hsieh spoke against spending money on a new design 
on a street that will also have old fixtures. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, said that the project cost estimate of $15.5 
million does not include lighting or the removal of old poles. 

Commissioner Hsieh said he would support the new design, 
without lights, throughout. 

Mr. Jed asked if the lights could be financed, was the new 
design with lights (four arm pole) the Commission's choice 
for use on the center strip on Divisadero Street. President 
Sanger said it's more important to take out old poles at 
the time new poles are being installed. 

Mr. Sklar said there is not enough money to do everything. 
If we go with the new design pole, it may be that on 
Divisadero Street we may have to leave the existing center 
lights and add the new pole along side. Tangent spans will 
be used on streets where they are clearly indicated or on 
streets that are marginal. 

President Sanger said he wanted to leave these judgments 
to staff on a block by block basis. 

************* 

Mr. Sklar announced that staff will be evaluating the 
possibility of extending the No. 24 line into the Marina and 
will undertake an environmental assessment of the project. 

************* 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Sanger announced that the Commission met in executive 
session on August 5, 1981 and approved settlement of litigation 
with United Airlines, American Airlines, and Trans World 
Airlines. The settlement will be submitted in confidence to 
the Board of Supervisors. 

************* 



81-140 



Resolutions No. 81-0317 and No. 81-0318, approving Phase II of 
the Cable Car Rehabilitation Program. 

Mr. Jed reported that the Cable Car Rehabilitation Program 
will be funded by monies from UMTA, State Article XIX and 
private contributions. The total project will cost $58.2 
million of which $4.5 million has been received. We will 
receive $8.1 million in the next few months. We intend to 
apply to UMTA for $12 million in each of the next three fiscal 
years. In order to meet the project's timetable, all contracts 
must be awarded by Fall 1982. At that time we will be 
approximately $25 million short. We propose to finance the 
shortfall by either taking a bank loan through a letter of 
credit or by borrowing from SFMRIC. We expect to receive 
half of the amount borrowed from UMTA within two months after 
receipt of the loan. The remaining loan balance would be 
paid the following federal fiscal year when funds are received 
from UMTA. We will not go ahead unless we receive either a 
commitment from the federal government that they will finance 
their share or a "letter of no prejudice". 

President Sanger stated that over $3 million has been received 
from the private sector and the Committee to Save the Cable Cars 
has another $1 million in pledges. The Committee expects to 
have the full $10 million (private share) by Fall 1982. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0320 — Authorizing engagement of the services 
of Howard, Prim, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady and Pollak to 
assist in the defense of "Russ Building Partnership, et al v. 
City and County of San Francisco". 

This matter was introduced off calendar and unanimously 
approved. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:25 P.M. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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M I_ IJ[ U T E S 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COmilSSIOII 
CITY AI'JD COUNTY OF SAi'I FRAI-ICISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
llayor 



FEB 1 D 1S83 

SAN FRANCISCO 



A. P. Giannini Middle School 
3151 Ortega Street 

7530 P. II. 

August 24, 1981 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
11. T'Jelton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter 21cCrea 
IJancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
Hater Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENE PAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-142 



Call to Orders 7; 36 P.ri. 

Present: President John 11. Sanger, Vice President H. TTelton Flynn 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, ITancy C. Lenvin , Thomas Hsieh 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO . 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted =' 

81-0322 A Approving various transit routes to implement 

Phase 2 of the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan in 
the Sunset District. 

Votes s Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copy of the above resolution is on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



********* 

Resolution No. 0322 — Approving route changes to implement Phase 2 
of the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan in the Sunset District. 

President Sanger stated that public testimony on the proposed route 
changes was closed at the August 10, 1981 meeting and all route 
changes, except the east/west service in the Sunset District to 
downtown, were adopted at that time. All east/v/est service in the 
Sunset was abandoned so that staff could have a "clean slate" for 
development of an overall plan of service from the Sunset District 
to downtown. Tonight's meeting is for the purpose of establishing 
such service. 

President Sanger asked the audience to select spokespersons for 
groups with similar concerns who would be able to respond to 
questions by the Commission. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, des- 
cribed the revised route proposal for lines 16X-Noriega Express, 
48-Ouintara/24th Street, 66/71-iloriega/Lawton, 72-Sunset and 
72X-Sunset Express. 

The following persons expressed the concerns of the groups they 
represented and responded to questions by members of the Commission 

48-Ouintara/24th Street 

M.r. Tom Landers, 2477 - 14th Avenue spoke against proposal; 
Ms. J. Wong, representing Golden Gate Heights and Sunset 
Heights spoke against proposal; 

Mr. John Coll, 241 Amber Drive, representing a group of 
parents from Herbert Hoover Middle School and Diamond 
Heights spoke in favor of proposal j 



81-143 



66/71 IIoriega/Lawton 

Ms, Leonora Fifer, 1701 - 22nd Avenue spoke against 

proposal; 

Mr. Ed Baker f 1650 - 16th Avenue spoke against proposal? 

Ms, Toni Light, representing Sunset Neighborhood United 

spoke against proposal? 

Mr. Gene Pearl, representing District 11 Residents 

Association spoke against proposal. 

President Ganger said that he favored running the #43 line from 
West Portal to the beach during peak periods on a trial basis. 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 9:26 P.U. 

Commissioner HcCrea left the meeting at 9:25 P.M. and returned at 
9; 32 P.M. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested the following route structures 

#71 would remain in its present form? 

#16X would run on the same route, except it would use 

Oak and Fell Streets to and from do^'/ntown? 

#66 would operate to downtown during the peak hours 

and as a shuttle to 9th Avenue and Judah Streets during 

off peak hours from a westerly ter^ninal at 30th Avenue 

and Quintara Street? 

#48 would operate during peak hours, on a trial basis, 

from Sunset Boulevard and during the base period the 

line would stop at 'lest Portal Avenue. President Sanger 

said that the trial route should be from 48th Avenue 

during peak periods. This change was accepted? 

#72X would run during peak hours from Lake Herced to 

downtown . 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the above mentioned routes . 
Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 

Commissioner Hsieh requested that the trial period fcr the #48 
line be for six months. 

Pvesolution IIo. 81-0322 was adopted. 

President Sanger said that the Phase 2 route structure adopted by 
the Commission will affect service in the Richmond District. 
Therefore, the Cominission v/ill consider at its next regular meeting, 
August 25, 1901, implementation of previously approved service, 
which has been held in abeyance, in order to balance service in the 
Richmond District. 



THEREUPON THE MEETIIJG 'JAS ADJOURNED s 9:55 P.M. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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M I^ M U T E S 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AlID COUI^TY OF SATI FRANCISCO 



Dicinne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
f^ag u s\r 2 5-, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Nelton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



f-'EB 1 D 1983 

SAN FRMjJCitJOO 



DEPARTMEtTTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Vlater Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 

,T 3 

81-145 



Call to Order: 2; 05 P.Ii, 

Present; President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Helton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy C. Lenvin 

Absent: Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 

The riinutes of the Special fleeting of August 10 and the Regular 
Meeting of August 11, 1931 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
Public Utilities Commission. 



PJ]SOLUTIOW 

no. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

81-0323 Rescheduling two regular meetings from September 8. 
1981 to September 10, 1981, at 1^30 P.M., Commission 
Meeting Room, Main Library, San Francisco, and from 
September 22, 1981 to September 23, 1981, at li30 
P.M. , Commission Meeting Room, Main Library. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

31-0324 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept 
and expend $20 million under the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration Section 5 operating 
assistance progran to fund 1901-82 San Francisco 
Municipal Railway operations. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 

On motion of fcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

31-0325 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff and authorizing bid call under Iletch Iletchy 
Contract IJo . 629, Columbus and Van ITess Avenge:"., 
north Point, Stockton and Union Streets and 
Vicinity, Underground Transit Power Facilities and 
related work, estimated net cost of $348,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Le:ivin 



81-14G 



On motion of flcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0326 E Approving the plans as reconmended by staff and 
authorizing 3id Call under ^'Jater Department 
Contract Uo. 1304 - Cement riortar Lining Outlet 
Pipe at Calaveras Reservoir, Alairieda County, 
estimated to cost $90,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0327 E Awarding to the lowest and responsible bidder, 
Monterey Mechanical Co. , Oakland, under Water 
Department Contract No. WD-ITS? - Installation 
of Valves and Various Piping at Alameda Creek 
Siphon and Calaveras Pipeline, Alameda Coxonty - 
in the amount of $128,706. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0328 E Awarding Hetch Iletchy Contract no. 651 - Reconstruct 
Trolley Coach Overhead, Various Locations, Contract 
No. 2, in the amount of $780,945 to Comstock-Van 
Hook (Joint Venture), Lafayette, California. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IicCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follovzing resolution was adopted; 

31-0329 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract 'To. 1784, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main In- 
stallation in Powell Street, Sutter Street and Grant 
Avenue, as satisfactorily completed, and authoriz- 
ing final paynent in the cimount of $12,676.95 to the 
contractor, Manuel G, Rodrigues. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin f the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted x 

81-0330 E i^ccepting the v/ork performed under 'Jater Department 
Contract do. 1795, Rehabilitate Steel Tank at San 
Andreas Filtration Plant, as satisfactorily com- 
pleted; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $675.50 to the Contractor, Orrell-i'eefe, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



31-147 



On motion of iicCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted - 

81-0331 F Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend 

various sections - San Fremcisco Administrative 
Code, and also requesting the Controller's concur- 
rence in amendment of Rules and Regulations, Public 
Utilities ComiLiission Revolving Fund. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution v;as adopted: 

51-0332 F Requesting the approval of the Board of Supervisors 
to enable the Public Utilities Commission to apply 
for, accept and expend federal funds under Section 
10 of the 1966 Amendment to the Urban Mass 
Transportation Act, to permit Demosthenes Adams to 
attend the Human Resources Development Management 
Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, October 
12 to 23, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, HcCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0333 A Approving the non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, pursuant to Charter Section 3.501 for 
July 19C1. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

31-0334 A Approving collections, month of July 1981, of 

charges for damages against miscellaneous debtors 
San Francisco TTater Department, in the amount of 
$15,516.82 and cancellation and write-off of un- 
collectible debts in the ariount of $3,196.25. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

31-0335 A Approving compromise settlements, month of July 
1981, for pay^aent of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
in the amount of $1,593.00; and approving collec- 
tions, month of July 1901, in the amount of 
$3,311.06. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 
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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

81-0336 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 
General Claims Agent totalling $60, 929 =99 for 
settlement of claims against the Municipal Railx>7ay 
in the month of July, 1931. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, ricCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0321 A Approving recommendation of General ITanager of 

Public Utilities, the General Claims Agent, and the 
City Attorney, and requesting the Controller to 
draw warrants in payment of claims against tiie 
Municipal Railway, totalling $522,623.19. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IlcCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

81-0 337 E Approving plans as recommended by staff, and autho: 
izing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy Contract Ho. 
677 — I\Io. 24 Divisadero, Electrification Project ^ 
Trolley Overhead Construction, estimated to cost 
$7,000,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IlcCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of flcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

11-0330 A Approving a contract with the U.S. Human Resources 
Corp. for the provision of paratransit broker 
services for disabled persons during Fiscal Ysar 
1931-02, in the amount of $f^P,500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by UcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0339 A Rejecting the lease bid submitted by Bruce Orcutt 
for purposes of an equestrian center and farm 
development. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0340 A Authorizing the lessee or lessees of Hater 

Department's walnut orchard at Sunol to pull and 
remove all or portions of blocks of walnut trees to 
accommodate utilization of land for other agri- 
cultural crops, if necessary. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, flcCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted o 

01-0341 A Amending present policy, and authorizing the 

General rianager of Public Utilities to administer 
and execute all types of permits, which fee or 
consideration would not exceed $600 per month. 
Present policy stipulates $250 per month. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted" 

tl-0342 11 Authorizing and directing the r^unicipal Railway to 

implement lines lAX, IBX, 30AX, 303X, 31AX, 31BX, 
38AX, and 33BX, as specified in Resolution lio, 
81-0164, concurrent with implementation of the Phase 
2 route changes . 

Votes: Ayes - ^ anger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
Office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Douglas VJright gave the Commissioners a memorandum 
pertaining to right of way determination in terms of lease 
rates and requested PUC's clarification and direction in this 
matter, in order to provide staff with flexibility and to 
arrive at some standardization of the method of computing the 
fair rental value. 

Mr. Wright said that it was the intention of staff in the 
next couple of months to redirect the 5-Year Planning Process 
and the resultant budget and work program process for fiscal 
year next July. They would like to meet early in October with 
PUC to review and examine the 5 Year Plan, and to provide 
direction to the allocation of resources. After some discussion, 
Special Meeting date was set for October 6, 1981, from 9:00 A.M. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMJ^ISSIONERS 

The Municipal Railway Planning Staff has set a meeting 
for August 27, 1981, in accordance with the request of the 
last meeting, with the two groups interested in the No. 19-POLK 
line. Several compromise alternatives have been worked out, and 
hopefully we will have a short PUC meeting some time next 
week to confirm the outcome of the compromise. 



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Resolution No. 81-0323 — Rescheduling two regular meetings of 
the Commission from September 8, 1981 to September 10, 1981, at 
1:30 P.M., Main Library, 3rd floor, and from September 22, 
1981 to September 23, 1981, at 1:30 P.M., Main Library, 3rd 
floor . 

President Sanger announced that due to prior commitments of 
Commissioners the next two regular meetings are being rescheduled. 
Commissioner Flynn moved to reschedule the next regular meeting 
to 1:30 P.M., September 10, 1981, and the second regular meeting 
to 1:30 P.M., September 23, 1981, both at the Main Library, 
3rd Floor. Commissioner McCrea seconded. 



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PUBLIC HEARING — Resolution No. 81-0324 — Approving application 
for UMTA Section 5 grant for operating assistance. 

A transcript of this hearing is on file in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Ms. Louise Stoll, Director, Capital and Resources Development, 
PUC, requested that the amount of the grant application be 
amended to $20 million. 

President Sanger asked for public comments. 



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Public Testimony:^ 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood, President, Local 250A, inquired about 
obtaining a copy of the grant proposal, and he was informed that 
this IS not for a specific project, but it is for defraying 
the general operating budget. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, supported 
the application in general, and asked that MTC and UMTA 
approve the application. 

The Public Hearing was closed. 

President Sanger amended the resolution to substitute the amount 
of $20 million. 



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Item 10 — Endorsing the design concepts developed for a cable car 
shelter and authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau and 
the Municipal Railway to proceed with construction. 

Commissioner Lenvin had some questions on finances, that some 
portions of this project was going to be fabricated in Muni's 
own shops, and whether or not this cost was reflected in the 
preliminary estimate. 

President Sanger wanted clarification on why we are proposing any 
money for a project that has a useful life of about one year. 
He requested that this item be continued so that staff can furnish 
additional information as to what the budget implications are 
and what the staffing plans are to make this facility work. 



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Resolution No. 81-0339 — Rejecting the lease bid submitted by 
Bruce Orcutt for purposes of an equestrian center and farm 
development. 

Commissioners expressed great concern that the operations of an 
equestrian center and farm development may present sanitary 
problems, very importantly the risk of contaminating our water 
supply. Commissioner Flynn therefore moved rejection of the 
lease bid. 



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Item 15--Establishing policy of the Public Utilities Commission 
that an amount equivalent to the increased amount derived from 
higher cable car fares shall be used for the rehabilitation 
and continued operation of the Cable Car System. 

This item was calendared at the request of Mayor Dianne Feinstein, 

Commissiner Lenvin said that the proposed Charter Amendment does 
not clearly state how the fare derived from the cable cars is 
to be used. Staff requested that this matter be put over to the 
next regular meeting for further review with Mr. Dow, Utilities 
General Counsel. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
„, ,^- SECRETARY 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

12:00 Noon 

September 2, 1981 



FEB 1 6 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

^Peter McCrea 

►-Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Frances H. Hedani 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 12:05 P.^i. 

Present: President John H. Sanger, Commissioners Peter McCrea, 
Nancy C. Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the -Of f ice of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0344 A Authorizing the Municipal Railway to implement 
a compromise solution with respect to the 
routing of the No. 19-POLK line north of Market Street! 

Northbound: via existing route to Larkin and 

Market Streets, thence via Larkin and 
Geary Streets to the resumption of 
the existing route on Polk, and 

Southbound: via existing route to Polk Street, 
thence via Polk, Eddy and Hyde 
Streets to the resumption of the 
existing route on Hyde. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

Noes - Lenvin 

Copies of the resolution are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Resolution No. 81-0344 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
implement a compromise solution with respect to the routing 
of the No. 19-POLK line north of Market Street. (Continued from 
meeting of August 11, 1981.) 

President John Sanger briefly summarized what had taken place at 
the special meeting with representatives of both groups to try 
to solve the needs of a total of 4,000 people whom we estimate 
live in the area over the age of 60 and a number of disabled 
persons. 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin expressed the view that she prefers the 
O'Farrell Street compromise because it reaches more people who 
are not living in protected surroundings. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea moved adoption of the proposed resolution 
to operate southbound on Polk, to Eddy and thence to Hyde, and 
northbound on Larkin, to Geary and up Polk. It was seconded 
by Commissioner Thomas Hsieh. Commissioner Sanger voted "aye". Com- 
missioner Lenvin voted "no"'. 
THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 12:32 P.M. 



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Frances H^ Hedani 
Acting" Secretary 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Commission Meeting Room 
Main Library, 3rd Floor 
Civic Center 

1:30 P.M. 
September 23, 1981 



'OOUiViEiMTS DEP I 

FEB 1 6 '1983 

SAN FRANCiSCO 



COI'^MISSIONERS 



John M. Sanger, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

Peter McCrea 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Thcraas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Roraaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 1:40 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Conunissioner Nancy Lenvin, 
Conunissioner Thomas Hsieh 

Cominissioner Peter McCrea arrived at 1:45'P.M. 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn 

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of August 24, 1981 and the 
Regular Meeting of August 25, 1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0364 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1808 — Painting BDPL Nos . 1 and 2 - 
overhead crossings and trestles in San Mateo County, 
estimated to cost $110,000 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0365 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 649, Coast 
Range Tunnel, Repair and Paint Fan Housing, to 
Ross Porter, Jamestown, California, in the amount 
of $19,450. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0363 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
total amount $13,500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0366 A Approving collection of Water Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, 
amount of $1,637.76, month of August, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0367 A Approving write offs in water charges, in the 
amount of $5,703.26 against reserve for 
Uncollectible Accounts as acted upon by the 
Water and Sewer Lien Committee. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0368 E Concurring in the issuance of a purchase order 

through the Office of the Purchaser for the advance 
procurement of rail for the Cable Car Rehabilitation 
Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0369 M Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
circulate a Request for Proposals to perform the 
services of collecting and analyzing headway 
adherence, ridership, and schedule data for the 
Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0370 M Approving Modification #7 to the Professional 
Services Agreement between the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway and the Urban Transportation 
Development Corporation, Ltd., to train personnel 
in all aspects of the scheduling and control 
of maintenance work. The total compensation to 
be paid shall not exceed $105,610. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0371 A Authorizing circulation of a Request for Proposals 
to perform an assessment of the Municipal Railway's 
facilities. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, ilcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0372 A Approving the terms and authorizing an amendment 
to modify the 1,200 acre grazing lease awarded to 
Adelaide Minett to extend the term of the lease 
for a period of three years and to increase the 
rental to $30,498 per annum. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0373 A Approving the terms and authorizing an amendment 
to modify the 67 acre grazing lease awarded to 
Jack L. Bohan to extend the lease for a period 
of three years and to increase the rental to 
$1,386.90 per annum. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0374 A Awarding to Ernest J. Pombo the 500 acre grazing 

lease, in Alameda County, for a term of four years, 
in the amount of $14,250 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0375 A Awarding to A. S. Phillips, Jr., the 385 acre 

grazing lease, in Alameda County, for five years, 
in the amount of $10,780 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0376 A Awarding to Vassar Ranch, Inc., the 750 acre grazing 
lease, in Alameda County, for a term of five years, 
in the amount of $19,875 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0377 A Awarding to Ernest Jo Pom bo , the 265 acre grazing 
lease, in Alameda County, for a term of 4 years, 
in the amount of $6,890 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0378 A Awarding to Davilla and Fields, the 1,910 acre 
grazing lease, in Alameda County, for a term of 
five years, in the amount of $14,325 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0379 A Approving Right-of-Way Lease to Shapell Industries 
of Northern California, Inc. for parking and 
landscaping of 1.85 acres, more or less, Milpitas, 
Santa Clara County, on Water Department property, 
at $38,400 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0380 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept and expend $2,635,000 of 
fiscal year 1981-82 fixed guideway transit capital 
assistance from the State of California under 
Article XIX of the State Constitution for the 
cable car reconstruction and the No. 24-Divisadero 
electrification. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0381 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a San Francisco Water Department 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$11,300 to purchase automatic call sequencing 
equipment to improve customer services. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0382 F Authorizing the Bureau of Finance and Administration 
to circulate a Request for Proposals and negotiate 
a tentative agreement with a consultant for the 
purpose of procuring analytical services. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Item No. 9 — Regarding Request for Proposals to undertake 
advertising in Muni Metro stations. 

Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, 
requested that the matter be taken off calendar. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea requested that a discussion of billboard 
advertising in the Muni Metro subway be calendared for the next 
meeting. 

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Item No. 10 — Regarding a proposal to allow free transportation 
for members of the armed forces during a naval celebration from 
October 27 to November 5, 1981. 

President Sanger stated that he had calendared this matter at 
the request of the Mayor as part of an upcoming naval celebration 
to promote the City's maritime services in an effort to obtain 
new business. 

Commissioner McCrea said the Commission has received numerous 
requests of this type and has voted against them. This would be 
a bad precedent to make an exception in this case. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that the Mayor is trying to promote 
specific business for the City. Each request should be considered 
on its own merits. We should support this request. 

Commissioner Hsieh moved approval of the request for free trans- 
portation. The motion died for lack of a second. 

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Resolution No. 81-0369 — Authorizing Request for Proposals to 
perform analysis of schedule adherence. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, requested that the scope of services fo 
limited to schedule adherence and traffic checking. The Request 
for Proposal was approved, as amended. 

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Resolution No. 81-0371~Authorizing Request for Proposals to 
perform an assessment of the Municipal Railway^s facilities. 

President Sanger questioned the absence of reference to former 
studies and the scope of services which appeared to include 
tasks previously undertaken. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that the RFP be amended to acknow- 
ledge and include prior surveys; give indication that prior work 
has been done in this area and certain options have been closed; 
and specify that the scope of work to be undertaken is forward 
from what was done before. 

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Item No. 14 — Authorizing renewals or awards of seven grazing 
leases. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that staff review the lease 
provisions and either require a security deposit or require 
that the performance bond extend past the term of the lease to 
assure that all lease conditions are fulfilled. 

President Sanger requested that hereafter staff standardize 
procedures so that lease terms that have an economic effect 
are not changed after bids have been accepted. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Sklar stated that staff has two trolley overhead contracts 
ready for bid which were designed for a non-elastic system. One 
contract is for the southern portion of the Fillmore line 
and the other is on Van Ness Avenue. In view of the Com- 
mission's policy adopted at the last meeting, staff is 
requesting direction regarding these bid specifications. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that before rewiring is started 
on Van Ness Avenue, a decision should be made regarding 
integrating the trolley overhead system with the existing 
light standards. 

President Sanger said that the light standards are under the 
jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that the Commission forward to 
the Board of Supervisors the design of the poles and light 
standards preferred and request approval to remove the 
existing light standards. 

It was agreed that the Fillmore line would be non-elastic and 
the Van Ness line would be deferred until the issue of the 
light standards was resolved. 

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Mr. Sklar reported that due to the Commission's inability 
to act today on matters not calendared, the City Attorney 
has advised that he may legally sign a lease to obtain a 
streetcar from the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, 
Inc. and have the action ratified at a subsequent meeting. 
Without objection he would proceed in that manner. 

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Resolution No. 81-0370 — Approving modification No. 7 to 
agreement with Urban Transportation Development Corporation, 
Ltd. , to establish a diesel maintenance control room. 

Mr. Mauri Biddle of U.T.D.C. explained the control room function 
and how work will be redistributed. 

Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 3:30 P.M. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President of the Citizens Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Supervisors, suggested that the Commission lease 
40 buses from other transit systems until the diesel fleet is 
repaired. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:45 P.M. 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

8:30 A.M. 

October 2, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 



u>OCUiV]£MTS DEPi 

FEB 1 D 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



John M. Sanger, President 

H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 

Peter McCrea 

Nancy C. Lenvin 

Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 8:33 A.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission, 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0384 Declaring an Emergency, under Administrative Code 
Section 21.25, and requesting the Purchaser of 
Supplies to proceed, in the most expeditious manner, 
to lease or purchase up to 50 diesel coaches 
for immediate delivery to the Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0385 Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improve- 
ment Corporation to provide financing for the lease 
or purchase, in the most expeditious manner, of up to 
fifty diesel coaches, at a price not to exceed $7,000 
per coach. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Ksieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0386 Authorizing the Municipal Railway to provide free 
transportation to members of the armed forces in 
uniform during their forthcoming visit to San Francisco 
October 27 to November 5, 1981. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0387 Adopting policy that free transportation will be 
provided by the Municipal Railv/ay only to those 
groups providing direct services to the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, flcCrea, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

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Resolution No. 81-0384 — Declaration of emergency due to the 
breakdown of the Municipal Railway diesel fleet; and authorizing 
the Purchaser to proceed to lease or purchase up to 50 diesel 
coaches in the most expeditious manner. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Municipal Railway has approximately 
175 coaches out of service due to engine and, or transmission 
problems. He estimated that it would take 5 to 7 months to get 
them back on the road. 

He said that there are some coaches which are being sold today 
in San Diego, California, which we may be able to obtain through 
a lease with National Coach Leasing. Terms being discussed would 
call for a 1 year lease/purchase agreement for $500.00 per month, 
per vehicle, delivered to us after painting (white) and a 
mechanical "going over", including tires. Staff members have 
gone to San Diego to inspect the vehicles and they report that 
approximately 25 coaches appear to be immediately serviceable. 
The City Purchaser needs a declaration of emergency to proceed 
with the lease without soliciting bids. 

Mr. Sklar said that other measures being taken to alleviate the 
diesel shortage include substituting trolley coaches for diesel 
buses on the 14-Express and 14-Limited on Mission Street and 
replacing the 40-Ccmmuter with more coaches on the 30-Stockton 
line. Also, we v/ill start trolley service on the 55-Sacramento 
line possibly as early as November 1, 1981 which will be 2 
months ahead of schedule. Both of these actions will free 
diesel buses for use on other lines. 

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Resolution No. 81-0386 — Approving free transportation for members 
of the Armed Forces from October 27, 1981 to November 5, 1981. 

President Sanger stated that the Commission's most recent approvals 
of free transportation was on two occasions for the Boy Scouts. 
These actions were also approved by the Board of Supervisors. 
Therefore, it appears that the Board of Supervisors does not 
have a policy against this. 

Commissioner Hsieh moved. Commissioner Flynn seconded approval 
of free transportation for the Armed Forces. All Commissioners 
voted "aye". 

Commissioner McCrea moved the following resolution: "It shall 
be the policy of the Public Utilities Commission that free trans- 
portation will be provided by the Municipal Railway only to those 
groups providing direct services to the City and County of San 
Francisco." Commissioner Flynn seconded and the resolution was 
unanimously adopted. 

President Sanger said for clarification that the term "direct 
services" means some form of public service, such things as 
park maintenance, streetcleaning or some actual gift to the City. 
It is not intended to respond to every potential convention 
or visitors group that wants free transportation. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 8:52 A.M. 

POMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 
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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Fort Mason Center 
Building A, Room 1 

9:00 A.M. 

October 6, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



FEB 1 D 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 9:12 A.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy Lenvin 

Commissioner Thomas Hsieh arrived at 9:30 A.M. 



Discussion of the Municipal Railway Five-Year Plan and planning 
process; and its implications for the development of Fiscal Year 
1982-83 goals and objectives, work program and budget. 

No action was taken. 



Mr. Sklar said that the purpose of this meeting is to get a 
sense of the direction in which we are headed for the next five 
years. The questions are should we plan for a demand based, 
quantity oriented service or a quality oriented service. 
And, what level of funding should we try to achieve over the next 
five years, the current level in constant dollars or an increasing 
or decreasing level in constant dollars. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, said that what is lacking in the Management By 
Objectives process is a "mission statement" or an overall goal 
for Muni that sets the direction. We have no parameters by 
which we can measure our major projects such as the E-line 
or Phase 2 route changes or the electrification of the 55 .lioe 

Discussion focused on a minimum level of service. 

Commissioner McCrea said that whatever minimum level of service 
we provide, it should be reliable and predictable. There are 
many lines that could be cut if we can guarantee a minimum 
level of service. 

President Sanger said that in the Planning, Operations and 
Marketing Study, 70% of those sampled said that Muni was their 
only mode of transportation. 

Mr. Sklar pointed out that both frequency of service and distance 
to a bus stop must be considered when determining a minimum 
level of service. 

President Sanger said that minimum frequency should vary according 
to such things as area of the City, time of day, and day of the 
week . 

Commissioner McCrea said that the most basic transit need is to 
get people to and from work. President Sanger responded that 
commuters using public transit to and from work are more affluent 
than those who use transit for other uses. 

Mr. Curtis Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that there is a need to spread the peak periods over a longer 
time. He said that the public has a misconception about the 
Muni Metro system. They saw a good system improvement and 
flocked to it--to the point where they are now calling it a 
failure. Mr. Green also pointed out that decreasing night 
service because few people are riding will not affect the 
peak problem. 



11-174 



Conmiissioner Hsieh said that information is needed on street 
traffic saturation. 

Mr. Sklar referred to the current Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan 
which categorizes maximum headway by (1) principal radial and 
crosstown line and (2) secondary neighborhood and feeder lines. 

Commissioner McCrea said that these frequency standards do not 
address situations like the No. 38-Geary which is a principal 
radial line but becomes a feeder line west of 25th Avenue. 

President Sanger said that it is important to provide access 
to neighborhood shopping. Approximately 20% of the City's 
population is over age 65 and a walk to a bus stop of 1,000 
feet versus 500 feet is significant. 

Mr. Sklar said that staff will develop recommendations for a 
minimum level of service based upon distance to a bus stop and 
frequency of service. Mr. Sklar said he is of the opinion that 
a minimum frequency should be 30 minutes all day; and if there 
is to be a change from what has historically been in effect, 
staff will present it to the Commission on a quarterly basis. 

The meeting was recessed: 11:45 A.M. 

The meeting was reconvened: 1:15 P.M. 

The discussion focused on the 1982-83 budget. 

Mr. Jed said that the current 5-year Plan assumes a 1.3% 
increase in service to meet demand, fares up 10% and general fund 
revenues increasing. The only "savings program" incorporated 
in these figures is the purchase of articulated buses. 

Mr. Moran outlined the budget cycle, beginning in October 1981 
and ending with submittal to the Mayor in March 1982. With 
the use of charts he displayed a "rough" projection of the 
1982-83 budget, indicating revenues ranging from $152.7 to 
$164.3 million and expenditures of $162.3 million, resulting 
in a possible deficit of $9.6 million. These figures assume: 
(1) a shut down of the cable car system for rehabilitation and 
replacing each cable car with a motor coach resulting in a 
decrease of $1.2 million in revenue; (2) an increase in ad 
valorem and/or revenue sharing; (3) a 1.6% increase in service 
to meet demand; (4) fare revenues as calculated by the 
Controller; and, (5) a 2-year fare increase. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that staff prepare a bus replacement 

plan that would implement a general policy. It should address 

such things as converting owl service to trolley lines and the 
use of the A. M. General coaches. 

Commissioners Lenvin and Hsieh were excused at 3:10 P.M. 

Mr. Sklar said that in reply to inquiries received, he has stated 

that it is our policy not to provide substitute off peak transit 

services like motorized cable cars or double decker tourist rides 
to Fisherman's Wharf. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:15 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 

81-175 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMI^ISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
October 13, 1981 



FEB 1 D 1983 

3AN FRANCiSCO 



C0J4MISSI0NERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Wei ton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-176 



Call to Ordar: 2:15 P.M. 

Pr3sent : ^-^iien-fiulQhri^i^:^S^iaigeT'V.'^i:c&-V , 

Commissioner Peter McCrea, Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh. 

The Minut^es of the Special Meeting of September 2 and the Regular 
Meetings^^-f::Sepj£mber -lO -aridfe§$pteTObQa:k53 ,1^981" wsre approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary of 
Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0388 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1316, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Instal- 
lation in Indiana Street, between 22nd and 25th 
Streets, estimated to cost $112,000.00 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution v;as adopted: 

81-0 389 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff and authorizing bid call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 664 - Security Fence, Tesla Portal in 
San Joaquin County, estimated to cost $16,800. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0 390 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff and authorizing bid call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 64 3, Marina Substation, Equipment 
Installation and Related Work, estimated to cost 
$220,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motij-on of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0391 E Awarding of Hatch Hetchy Contract No. 629, Columbus 

and Van Ness Avenues, North Point, Stockton and Union 
Streets and vicinity. Underground Transit Power 
Facilities and related work, in the amount of 
$321,625 to Abbett Electric Corporation, San 
Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-177 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted s 

81-0392 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1804, Cement Mortar Lining Outlet Pipe at 
Calaveras Reservoir, to Ameron Inc. , Wilmington, 
California, in the amount of $79,300. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0393 E Awarding of San Francisco VJater Department Contract 
No. 1806 ~ 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Commercial Street between Kearny and Sansom.e Streets - 
to P. J. Utility Co. in the net amount of $103,400. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ^ 

81-0394 E Accepting the work performed lander Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 551R, Richmond Substation, Equipment 
Installation and Related Building Alterations, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Modifica- 
tion No. 2 in the amount of $4,069.59; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $23,867.06 to Nibbi 
Bros. , Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

81-0395 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1801, Construction of Fences at Sa\7yer 
Camp Road in San Mateo County, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Modification of Contract 
No. 1 in the amount of $8,175.30; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $25,607.87 to Anchor 
Post Products. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0396 E Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-679, 
"Closed Circuit Television System for Muni Metro 
Stations" as satisfactorily completed, and approving 
Contract Modification No. 5 in the credit amount of 
$1,823, and authorizing final payment to Kingston 
Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



11-171 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0397 W Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate to a 
Judgment in Condemnation, Action No. 247359, as 
filed by the State of California, Department of 
Transportation, for the acquisition of easements, 
appraised at a fair market value of $10,500. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCroa, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0383 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
total amount of $15,900.00. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin the 
following resolution was adopted: ' 

81-0398 A Approving payment of claims, totalling $69,247.79, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month of 
August, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0399 A Approving payment of claims, totalling $66,104.85, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month of 
September, 19 81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0400 A Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 
Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, amount of $3,866.01, month of August, 19 31. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0401 A Approving compromise and collection of Municipal 
Railway claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $3,919.77, month of 
September, 19 81. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-179 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0402 A Setting date for a public hearing to consider revision 
of existing schedule of rates, fares, and charges by 
the Municipal Railv/ay for paratransit services, — 
Tuesday, November 10, 1981, at 2:00 P.M., in Room 282, 
City Hall, San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0403 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 

Manager to execute a professional services contract 
with Brown and Caldwell-riontgomery, Joint Venture, 
in the amoimt not to exceed $100,000, to conduct a 
study of alternatives for the treatment of Crystal 
Springs Reservoir water. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of ^IcCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0404 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$36,000, to provide funds for additional work, as 
set forth in Modification of Contract No. 2, to 
Professional Services Contract for management support 
services, relative to the electrification of No. 55- 
Sacramento line, with 0' Brien-Kreitzberg and 
Associates, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0405 E Authorizing the execution of an Agreement between the 
City and County of San Francisco and Campeau Corpo- 
ration for the construction of additional water mains 
in Executive Park area roads. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
follov/ing resolution v;as adopted: 

81-0406 M Authorizing, on the recommendation of the General 

Manager of Public Utilities and the General Manager 
of the Municipal Railway, that the Equipment Main- 
tenance Division request the Purchaser of Supplies 
to solicit bids from qualified contractors for the 
rehabilitation of a portion of the Municipal Rail- 
way's diesel coach fleet. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-180 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

31-0407 M Rejecting the one bid received and opened on 

Septentier 15, 1981 as being too costly, and directing 
Muni staff to develop revised plans and specifications 
and re-advertise for bids under Contract No. MR-780-R, 
Presidio Division - Mezzanine for Storeroom. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0408 M Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to execute an Agreement with the firm of 
Airesearch Manufacturing Company to study the 
receptivity of Muni's overhead line system to 
regenerated pov;er, estimated to cost $70,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0409 A Approving plans for an addition to the existing 

Crystal Springs Golf Course Club House building as 
submitted by Lessee. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

81-0410 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $3,792,063 of FY 
19 80-81 Article XIX guideway assistance from the 
State of California for four projects as detailed 
in Attachment A. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0411 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept 
and expend $65,000 of STA funds for the Muni/Golden 
Gate Ferry Bi-Directional Passenger Transfer Demon- 
stration Project. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
Office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



************* 



81-181 



**************** 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

PARTICIPATION IN SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN SERVICE 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, said that last year v;e provided free Muni service 
from the Southern Pacific Depot on Saturdays and Sundays betv/een 
Thanksgiving and Christmas as part of a special promotional campaign. 
We received reimbursement from the State Department of Transportation. 
This year we are being asked to provide the same service without 
reimbursement. The estimated cost, based upon last year's experience, 
is $5,000.00. It is proposed that since we have an obligation under 
the cooperative agreement to support Southern Pacific's marketing 
effort that we theorh this cost as our portion. 

President Sanger said that this is in opposition to the policy 
adopted by the Commission. Not hearing a motion, the calendar was 
called. 



************** 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Hsieh said that the Public Utilities Commission 
should take a leadership role in developing some sort of alternative 
(xvork) hours in order to relieve the pressure of increasing demand 
on the Municipal Railway. The Chamber of Commerce and the Depart- 
ment of City Planning are beginning to work on this concept. 

Commissioner Hsieh requested that staff participate in this 
project and that our long range program include its affect on the 
Municipal Railway. 

**************** 



Item No. 11 — Regarding the leasing of diesel coaches. 
Mr. Jed requested that this item be taken off calendar. 

**************** 



Resolution No. 81-0406 — Requesting the Purchaser of Supplies to 
solicit bids for the rehabilitation of the diesel coach fleet. 

President Sanger said that it is essential that the bid specification 
include a constraint regarding the timeliness of the resnonse. He 
directed that staff insert v/hat it considers to be the minimal 
feasible time for turnaround and start-up. 

**************** 



Resolution No. 81-0411 — Authorizing a grant application to fund the 
Muni/Golden Gate Ferry Bi-Dircct ional Passenger Transfer Demonstra- 
tion Project. 



81-182 



Commissioner McCrea suggested that staff develop a joint transfer 
system with Golden Gate buses rather them with the ferrys. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, said that 
staff will present a proposal for a permanent program to the Commis- 
sion before the end of the year. 

THEREUPON THE IlEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:21 P.M. 



R0J4AINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



81-183 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 228, City Hall 

9:00 A.M. 

October 16, 1981 



FEB 1 D 1983 

SAW FRANCISCO 

< i.^\ r^ ■ < '-• r« A P V 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-184 



Call to Order: 9:09 A.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Commissioners Nancy Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Peter McCrea 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0413 M Declaring an Emergency, due to an unprecedented series 
of diesel bus breakdowns, causing inconvenience to 
passengers, and requesting the Purchaser of Supplies, 
with approval of the Chief Administrative Officer, to 
proceed for the immediate overhaul of up to 50 
diesel engines and transmission modules of the 
coaches, and authorizing the Purchaser to perform 
all other acts which he deems necessary to effect 
said overhauls and repairs to the coaches as 
requested by the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
in a most expeditious manner, and additionally, 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to approve, on behalf of the Commission, any lease, 
purchase agreement, overhaul, rehabilitation or 
repair service contract as recommended by the 
Purchaser to meet the emergency and to restore the 
motor coach service to meet scheduled levels of 
service. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolution are on file in the office of 
the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

************* 

President Sanger said that the purpose of this meeting is to 
enable the staff and the Purchaser to respond quickly to the 
conditions existing with respect to the Municipal Railway 
diesel coach fleet. 

In reply to questions by the Commission, Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant 
General Manager, Bureau of Financial Management, PUC , said that 
staff intends to fund the rehabilitation of the diesel fleet with 
a SB 620 grant for $1 million and a $2.2 million grant from 
the federal government. Hov/ever , funds are not sufficient for 
the magnitude of the problem. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:44 A.M. 



81-185 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 27, 1981 



SAW PFlANn\i:,nr-. 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Wei ton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



81-186 



Call to Order: 2 05 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Special Meetings of October 2 and October 6, 
1981, and the Regular Meeting of October 13, 1981 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0414 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $3,600,000 
of capital assistance from the United States 
Department of Transportation, under Section 5 of 
the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as 
amo«aca, for diesel bus rehabilitation. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0415 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $720,000 .7 
of A -1107 funds . for local share of a federal 
bus rehabilitation grant. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0416 E Approving specifications as prepared by staff and 

authorizing Bid Call under Water Department Contract 
No. 1809 - Rehabilitate Exterior Niles - Irvington 
Pipeline, Alameda County, estimated to cost 
$300,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-187 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0417 E Approving specifications as prepared by staff, and 

authorizing Bid Call under Water Department Contract 
No. 1814, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Sansome Street, between Sutter Street and Broadway, 
at an estimated cost of $425,000 net. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0418 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1807 - 8-inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Minna Street between Fourth and Ninth Streets, 
in the net amount of $307,500 to W. J. Gaffney, Inc., 
San Francisco, as the lowest responsible bidder. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0419 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 639, No. 55-Sacramento Electrification 
Project, Gough Street to Broderick St., Underground 
Duct System, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Modification of Contract No. 2 in the amount 
of $60,604.12, and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $20,163.60 to Underground Construction 
Co. , Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0420 F Requesting the Mayor's recommendation to the Board 
of Supervisors for approval of Municipal Railway's 
request for Supplemental Appropriation to classify 
four existing positions and adjust them to the 
1981/82 rate of pay. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0421 A Approving the Non-Civil Service appointments and 
removals made by the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, for August and September 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-188 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Ksieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0422 A Approving collections for the month of Septem.oer 

1981, of charges for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, San Francisco VTater Department, in the 
amount of $688.25. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Sl-0412 A Approving recommep.dation of General Manager of 
Public Utilities, the General Claims Agent, and 
the City Attorney, and requesting the Controller 
to draw warrants in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, totalling $58,670.94. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Ksieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0423 A Approving settlement of litigation, Superior Court 
No. 765-978, Barbara L. Smith, et al vs. City and 
County of San Francisco, ■ Muhigipal-. Railway.",--. .v 
in the amount of $425,000, and approving supple- 
mental appropriation to fund payment of claim. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0424 F Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation to recruit and retain, on 
a contractual basis, an equipment engineer and 
engineering contractual services as required to 
develop specifications for new articulated coaches 
and to provide consultation in the specification 
and rehabilitation of existing fleet equipment. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Pl-0425 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Supplemental Appropriation for the construction 
of a pump station at Cherry - Eleanor Tunnel, 
in the amount of $2,340,000, and stipulating" that aij 
bond funds for the Hetch Hetchy Project i.hall he 
exhausted before any funds in the Unresf^rv^d tufid. 
Balance are used for this project- 
Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCroa, Lenvin, Hsieh 

81-189 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0426 GO Advocating the prompt installation of billboard 
advertising on the outer walls of the Muni Metro 
level of the joint MUNI/BART stations, and 
directing staff to instruct BART to proceed in 
accordance with the joint agreement. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0427 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, to negotiate the scope of work and an 
appropriate fee, and to execute a professional 
services contract with one of the four consultants, 
in recommended order of priority, at an estimated 
cost of $184,632. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0428 A Rescinding Public Utilities Commission Resolution 
No. 81-0374, and awarding to Ernest J. Pombo the 
500 acres grazing lease for a term of five years 
commencing November 1, 1981, in the amount of 
$14,250 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0429 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation reappropr iating $75,000 for the 
Heating System Rehabilitation, Presidio, and 
$32,000 for Parking Revisions, Woods. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0430 F Requesting the Board of Directors of the San 

Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to approve a modification to the contract with 
the Boeing Company to design and install 
trainlining features in each of the 100 light 
rail vehicles. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-190 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Ksieli, 
ir.ne jicilowirg resolution v;as adopted^ 

81-0431. Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and sign an agreemen.. v^th the 101 
California Venture for the display of a California 
Street Cablp Car ou the plaza of th'-; 10] California 
titr^et "juilding. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn^ Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin ^ 
th.2 following resolution was adopted: 

81-0^.32 Amending Resolution No. 81-0384, adopted October 1, 
1S81, to request tlie Purchaser, v/ith the approve.- 
of the Chief Administrative Officer, to proceed 
in the most expeditious manner to lease or purchase 
up tc 75 instead of 50 diesel coaches, and, further, 
authorizing the Purchaser of Supplies to perform 
all other acts which in his discretion may be 
necessary to negotiate such lease or purchase 
agreement as may be requesced by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to alleviate the emergency. 

Votes? Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in tne office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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Introduction o f New Busine s s by C ommi&sioners 

President Sanger announced that five employees of the Public 
Utilities Commission v/ere nominated for awards by the Mayor's 
Fiscal Advisory Committee for managerial excellence. He 
congratulated John Mullane, Ccnmercial Division Manager for the 
Water Department r (currently on temporary assignment to the 
Municipal Rail /ay) v/ho received an >.'//ard for his worl; in 
determining that che Water Departmttiit could process its 
coJ.lections cheaper than Crocker Bank if it purchased the 
necessary equipment. 

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Public Hearing — Grant application under Section 5 of the 
Hrbaa Mass Transportation Act cf 19fl4, as ameridpd, for dissel 
bus '■e'-.dbilitation. 

A transcript oi this public hearing is on file in the of f i( e of 
the Secretary of tne Public Utilities Commission. 

Ms. Louise Stoll,- :jirec".or of Capital and Resourct.-: Development 
described the ' 'an^ application, 

Mr. Maurice iCiejoit, President, Citizens Advijo..y Pa.iei to 
the Board of Supervisors for Transit Improvement (CAP/TPvA.NS) , 
said that his ccncerr is that this work can be done c'<ieapo>' in- 
nouse ♦■hap outside. He suggested hiring 35 mechanjcr and other 
crafts peopie to no the ./or'.. 

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Mr. Fred Perry, Vice President, CAP/TRANS, said he had a problem 
with the use of AB-1107 funds for the county's share and asked 
if the funds would be restored at a later date. 

Mr. J. B, Martin, Area Director for the Auto Machinists, Local 
1305, opposed the contracting of maintenance services outside 
of San Francisco and outside of the State of California. He 
said the City and County of San Francisco can do the overhaul 
and transmission work cheaper than the $4,995 quoted in the 
newspapers. He said, he figures Muni could do the job for 
$3,000 per vehicle. 

President Sanger stated that this grant application is for a 

major diesel bus rehabilitation program due to our inability 

to obtain funds to purchase replacement vehicles. This is separate 

from the current maintenance problem that has been described 

in the press which requires overhauling engines and replacing 

transmissions. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren suggested that the word "expend" be 
deleted from the resolution authorizing staff to "apply for, 
accept and expend" these grant funds. 

President Sanger asked why staff intends to contract for 
services rather than do the work in-house. Mr. Sklar replied 
that the Municipal Railway doesn't have the capability given 
its current staff and budget, nor do they have all of the 
technical skills or facilities for this m.ajor rehabilitation 
work on 65 vehicles. 

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Resolution No. 81-0412 — Settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner McCrea moved to rescind Resolution No. 81-0412 
in the amount of $483,670.94, which was adopted under the 
consent calendar. Commissioner Lenvin seconded, and the 
motion was adopted. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of Resolution No- 81-0412, 
excluding settlement of the case of Barbara L. Smith, et al. vs. 
the City and County of San Francisco. Commissioner Hsieh 
seconded, and the resolution was adopted. 

Commissioner McCrea moved. Commissioner Flynn seconded approval 
of the settlement in the case of Barbara L. Smith, et al. vs. 
City and County of San Francisco, and authorized a supplemental 
appropriation to fund the settlement in the amount of 
$425,000.00. 

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Resolution No. 81-0424 — Requesting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to retain equipment engineering 
contractual services. 

Commissioner McCrea amended the resolution to limit the services 
to articulated vehicles. President Sanger requested that the 
contract be presented to the Commission for its review so that 
the Commission would be aware of the expenditures involved and 
the extent of the commitment. 

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Resolution No. 81-0425 — Regarding a supplemental appropriation 
for the construction of a pump station at Cherry - Eleanor Tunnel. 

President Sanger amended the resolution to include a resolved 
clause as follows: 

"Resolved, That all bond funds for the Hetch 
Hetchy Project shall be exhausted before 
any funds in the Unreserved Fund Balance 
are used for this project." 

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Resolution No. 81-0426 — Advocating installation of billboard 
advertising in the joint MUNI/BART stations. 

Commissioner McCrea said that under the MUNI/BART agreement, 
BART is to arrange to have advertising put into the Metro level 
subv/ay stations similar to that which they have put in their 
own subway stations and we were to derive benefits from it. 
So far there is no advertising at the boarding level of the 
joint stations. 

Commissioner McCrea moved. Commissioner Lenvin seconded the 
follov/ing resolution: 

"Resolved, That this Commission hereby advocates 
the prompt installation of billboard 
advertising on the outer walls of the Muni 
Metro level of the joint MUNI/BART stations, 
and directs staff to instruct BART to proceed 
in accordance with the joint agreement." 

************* 

4:10 P.M. Commissioner McCrea was excused. 

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Resolution No. 81-0427 — Authorizing a professional services 
contract for improvements of the Municipal Railway communications 
systems. 

Commissioners Flynn and Sanger requested that the negotiated 
agreement be submitted to the Commission for approval. 

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Mr. Sklar introduced the following items off calendar, which 
were approved: 

Resolution No. 81-0429 — Supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $107,000.00 for two capital projects. 

Resolution No. 81-0430 — Requesting tho San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to approve modification 
of its contract with Boeing Company to design and install 
tcainlining features on the light rail vehicles. 



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Resolution No, 31-0431 — Authorizing an agreement v/ith the 
101 Calxfotrila Venture for the display of a California Street 
Cable Car on the plaza of the 101 California Street Building. 

Resolutior; No» 81-0432 — Amending Resolution No. 81-0384 

to request the Purchaser to proceed to lease or purchase up to 

75 instead of 50 diesel coaches a 



Mr, Sklar introduced an agreement to transmit State water to 
the Skylonda Mutual Water Company due to drought conditions. 

President Sanger requested that the agreement be rewritten 

as a three party agreement between the Commission, the State and 

Slcyloi'd'. , It was agreed that the Commission would conv<: -.e 

3 special meeting to consider the revised agreement. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:50 P.M. 



ROMAIHE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 2-E, City Hall 
5:00 P.M. 
November 5, 1981 



FEB 1 7 1983 

SAN FRANCiSCO 

P(i r !r ■ ippAPV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



COMJyilSSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn , Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 

BUREAUS 



Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 5:12 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Commissioners Nancy Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 

Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Peter 
McCrea 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0434 Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to sign a four-party agreement to bring State 
water to the Skylonda Mutual Water Company at 
no cost to the City and County of San Francisco 
and that such cooperation by the Water Department 
shall terminate February 15, 1982. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:14 P.M. 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
November 10, 1981 



FEB 1 6 1983 

SAN FRAf-JCiSCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Admi nistration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of October-. 16 and the Regular 
Meeting of October 27, 1981 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

A Establishing rates, fares and charges for 
paratransit services provided through the 
Municipal Railway. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

11-0436 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 644 - Station E, Equipment Installation 
and Related Work, estimated to cost $291,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

11-0437 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1808 - Painting Overhead Crossings and Trestles in 
San Mateo County to Wesco Painting Contractors, 
Oakland, lowest regular bidder, in the amount of 
$88,160. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

11-0438 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 
$60,000.00 to provide funds for additional work, 
under Modification of Contract No. 1 to 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 637 — No. 55-SACRAMENTO 
Electrification Project. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0439 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1798, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Golden Gate Avenue between 
Leavenworth and Taylor Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed, approving Credit Modification of Contract 
No. 1 in the amount of $6,272.00, and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $1,654.33 to 
W. J. Gaffney, contractor. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0440 M Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff and authorizing Bid Call under Contract 
MR-782, Muni Metro System Subway Stations, 
Emergency Lighting Improvements, estimated to 
cost $37,730.00. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0433 A Approving recommendation of General Manager of Public 
Utilities, the General Claims Agent, and the City 
Attorney, and requesting the Controller to draw 
warrants in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railv/ay, totalling $34,578.76. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0441 M Setting date for a public hearing to consider proposed 
fare increases for the Peninsula Train Service — 
Tuesday, December 8, 1981, at 2:00 P.M., in Room 282, 
City Hall, San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

il-0442 E Authorizing the acquisition of professional services 
to perform engineering design services relative to 
rehabilitating the Geneva Carbarn site to provide 
storage and maintenance facilities for light rail 
vehicles. 

Votes: Ayes ~ Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0443 H Authorizing the extension of an agreement between the 

United States Geological Survey and the Public Utilities 
Commission to provide for the cooperative investigation 
of the water resources on the Tuolumne River, for the 
period of October 1, 1981 to September 30, 1982, 
in the estimated sum of $65,600. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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Resolution No. 81-0435 — Public Hearing to consider establishment 
of rates, fares and charges for paratransit services provided 
through the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Tom Jordan, Director of Special Projects, outlined the proposed 
fare structure. Qualified users of van service will be required 
to purchase a monthly Senior/Handicapped Fast Pass at the prevailing 
cost of the pass which is $2.50. Paratransit taxi service will 
be on a two-tier system. Certified low income paratransit clients 
will pay 10% of the full value of each ride and all other clients 
v/ill pay 50% of the full value of each ride. VJe are recommending 
that scrip be sold at the appropriate discount in books having a 
full value of $30.00. 

Kis. Jenny Gofsky of the Paratransit Coordinating Committee said she 
is in favor of the proposed plan. However, she said a person 
must choose between a van and a taxi and cannot use both. 

In response to questions from the Commission, Mr. Jordan said that 
the decision as to who can use each service begins with a regis- 
tration and qualification process. For van service the Social 
Services agencies will help us by identifying their most transit 
dependent clients. For taxi service the paratransit broker will 
make the decision. ~ 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that the fact that a person is 
using van service be only one of the factors used by the broker 
in determining eligibility for taxi service. There are some 
persons who need to rely on both programs. 

Mr. Eugene Coleman, Executive Director of Canon Kip, said that 
the proposed changes should have been taken out to the community- 
We see some people whom we are now serving not being served under 
the new program. Our data show that taxis do not serve the 
Hunter's Point area. We also have some concerns about the $2.50 
fare for a limited number of rides. We are opposed to it because 
we think money can be gotten other than by charging "seniors." 



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Mr. Lee Myerson of Operation Transportation suggested that every- 
one be required to purchase a $2.50 pass and that the money for 
the taxi program be given to Canon Kip so they can provide 24-hour 
service. 

Ms. Cathy Cacklin, Assistant Director, Bayview Hunter's Point 
Senior Center, said that there's no guarantee that a taxi will 
come out to Hunter's Point or that the "seniors" complaints 
will be taken care of. She suggested that the broker and 
taxi program be coordinated through Canon Kip. 

Ms. Saunders, a Hunter's Point resident, testified to the fact 
that taxis have not come when called in the past. 

Mr. Lawrence Marcellino, member of the Executive Committee of the 
Paratransit Coordinating Council, said he is a supporter of 
Canon Kip. 

Mr. Paul Goodlett, representing the California Association of the 
Physically Handicapped, said that there are people who cannot use 
taxis because they are too severely handicapped or have electric 
wheelchairs. He said such persons need door-to-door service 
like Canon Kip. Others can use taxis so we need both services. 

Mr. Bob Drew, Chairman, Paratransit Coordinating Council and 
representing Canon Kip Operation Transportation, expressed 
concern as to whether the proposed fares would be permanent 
if legislation passes that would allow local contributions to'.be 
used for farebox recovery. He said that the Council has not 
taken a position on whether there should be a fare. We did 
look at alternative means of generating money. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked about the results of an informal poll 
of Canon Kip riders regarding their willingness to pay a fare. 
Mr. Drew replied that the poll showed riders would be willing 
to pay from 25<: to $1.00 per ride. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President of Citizens Advisory Panel 
to the Board of Supervisors on Transit Improvement, said that 
over half of the taxicabs in the City are under contract. Many 
drivers will not go to the Western Addition or Hunter's Point. 
If the drivers don't get paid in a timely fashion, they won't 
serve the community and the program will "go down the tubes." 

Mr. Art Joseph of City Cab Company said that he agreed with 
the statements made about taxi availability. He suggested that 
special permits be issued to those who would serve the community. 
President Sanger replied that the Public Utilities Commission 
does not issue taxi permits. 

Ms. Alisa Scaparoni, member of the Executive Board of the 
Paratransit Coordinating Council and a former purchaser of 
paratransit for clients, said that taxis will not come out if 
they suspect that the client will pay with a voucher and 
will not give a tip. 

Commissioner Flynn said that he would favor something in the 
contract that would void the contract if the taxi company failed 
to serve a neighborhood. 



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Mr. Jordan said that staff has been talking to taxi companies on 
this issue. They say that they serve the area now and will 
continue to do so. We are going to establish a grievance 
procedure so that we can identify any problems. If the City 
Attorney approves language in the contract regarding termination, 
it certainly could be included. Regarding the tip, the taxi 
companies say they have other voucher programs and the tip has 
not been a problem. 

President Sanger suggested that there be a "phase in" period for 
those people who have been taking van service until we know that 
the taxi program is reliable. 

President Sanger amended the resolution to establish the fare 
for van service to be either a monthly Senior/Handicapped Fast 
Pass or 40<: for each one-way ride. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that staff report to the Commission 
three months from the start of the program. 

************* 

Discussion of first quarter fiscal year 1981-82 Performance 
Reports. 

President Sanger pointed out that the definition of "availability" 
used in the report refers to the total fleet not scheduled 
service demand- He suggested that the definition be changed. 

Mr. Sklar said that the number of trolley coaches available now 
is enough to meet scheduled service, plus the. increase needed 
to replace diesel bus lines and to electrify the #55 line. 

Commissioners McCrea and Flynn expressed disappointment in the 
Bureau of Finance report. Commissioner Flynn questioned the 
reason given for the delay in publication of financial reports 
as being due to revision of the chart of accounts. He said, 
over a year ago we amended the contract with Arthur Anderson 
to straighten out the chart of accounts. He also questioned 
the inventory system. Mr. Sklar replied that the Arthur 
Anderson contract was to "put a system in place," not to revise 
the chart of accounts. He said, that the current inventory 
system, the Walker system, was purchased prior to his tenure. 

President Sanger said that the goal statement for the Bureau of 
Finance is not broad enough. There is nothing included about 
the development of new revenues. The Bureau has been working on 
developing a transit assessment district. He requested that this 
be added to the goals and objectives. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that criteria be established to show the 
number of engineering projects ■ which are on budget, under budget, 
on schedule, ahead of schedule and behind schedule. 

Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, said 
that the Bureau has that data and is meeting its schedule. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that the Bureau cannot be held 
accountable for such things as the contractor not being able 
to procure materials. 

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Resolution No. 81-0442 — Authorizing the acquisition of pro- 
fessional services to perform design services relative to 
rehabilitating the Geneva Carbarn site to provide storage and 
maintenance facilities. 

Mr. Sklar said that neither the barn nor the office building 
will be torn down. This rehabilitation is for trackwork and 
the sheds. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that the scope of work include^d 
building programs and space related involvement. He 
requested that the announcement emphasize architectural 
discipline plus engineering back up. 

Commissioner McCrea requested a sketch of the proposed project, 



************* 



President Sanger announced that the December 22, 1981 regular 
meeting of the Commission would be rescheduled for 
December 18, 1981, at 2:00 P.M. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING V.AS ADJOURNED: 4:45 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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IZ'^/l 



r MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



1981 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^ November 24, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



D EPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:25 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 

Commissioner Peter McCrea arrived at 2:30 P.M. 
Absent: Vice President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of November 5, 1981 and the 
regular meeting of November 10, 1981, were approved. 

President Sanger announced the approval of Resolution No. 81-0445, 
on November 10, 1981 in Executive Session — 

Resolution No. 81-0445, approving compromise reached with 
representatives of the U. S. Fish and Wild Life Service, 
the National Park Service, and the California Department 
of Fish and Game with respect to the release of water from 
O'Shaughnessy Dam down the stream bed to Early Intake to 
protect the sport fishery and recreational uses, and 
authorizing counsel to dismiss City's Protest pending 
before the Administrative Law Judge. 

************* 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the Office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0446 Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into an agreement with Management and Personnel 
Systems, Inc., to conduct a job analysis and other 
tasks relative to the Class 9139-Transit Supervisor 
examination in the amount of $14,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0447 Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into an agreement with Richardson, Bellows and 
Henry, Inc., to conduct a job analysis for first-line 
supervisor positions and other tasks relative to ex- 
amination and performance results, to cost $41,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0448 E Awarding of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 664 - Security 
Fence, Tesla Portal, to Valley Fence Company, Clevis, 
California, in the amount of $11,386. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0449 E Awarding of San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1816 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Indiana Street between 22nd and 25th Streets, to 
Dalton Construction Company, South San Francisco, 
in the net amount of $88,535. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0450 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1793, 6-Inch, 8-Inch and 12-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Shipley, Bryant and Folsom 
Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit 
Modification of Contract No. 1 in the amount of 
$4,686.80; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $9,022.22 to the Contractor, W. L. Fairey. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0451 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Con- 
tract No. 638, No. 55-Sacramento Electrification 
Project, Battery Street to Polk Street, Underground 
Duct System, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Modification of Contract No. 3 in the amount of 
$18,464.55; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $72,850.99 to the Contractor, Underground 
Construction Co., Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0452 A Approving collections for the month of October 1981, 
in the amount of $5,307.49, for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

31-0453 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent, totalling $74,321.52 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
October, 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0444 A Approving recommendation of General Manager of Public 
Utilities, the General Claims Agent, and the City 
Attorney, and requesting the Controller to draw 
warrants in payment of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, totalling $48,106.39. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0454 W Commending Mr. John E. Kenck for his 32 years of 
valued service to the Water Department and to the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0455 E Authorizing the engagement of the firm, O'Brien - 
Kreitzberg and Associates, Inc., as consultants to 
perform management support services relative to 
coordinating, scheduling and expediting the electri- 
fication of the No. 24-Divisadero motor coach line 
during the construction phase, in an amount not to 
exceed $200,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0456 A On recommendation of the City Attorney, approving 
settlement of litigation, in the case of James L. 
Stranger and Ann Stranger vs. City and County of San 
Francisco, Superior Court No. 728-046, in the amount 
of $281,250, and additionally, requesting a supple- 
mental appropriation to transfer funds. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0457 A Approving the Second Supplemental Agreement in Modifi- 
cation of Lease to Garden Chapel, Inc., Lessee, 
operating a funeral home, in San Mateo County. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0458 A Approving the terms and conditions of a 10.344 acre 
lease authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute a lease with Ford Aerospace and 
Communications Corp., Lessee, for the purpose of 
installing a Satellite Antenna Research Test Facility 
on Water Department land near Calaveras Reservoir in 
Santa Clara County? 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0459 A Approving the cancellation of the 10.344 acre portion 
from the 9,880 acre grazing lease presently leased 
to Boyd Olney, Lessee. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0460 A Awarding a 28 acre Agricultural Lease to Valley Crest 
Tree Company, and authorizing the execution of said 
lease of Water Department property located in Alameda 
County for a term of ten years, commencing November 1, 
1981, and rejecting all other bids. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0461 F Approving proposed Agreement with Boeing Vertol 

for the purchase of up to 30 additional Light Rail 
Vehicles, subject to concurrence of Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, McCrea, Hsieh 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

************* 

Public Hearing — Regarding recommendations prepared by Chin and 
Hensolt, Engineers, Inc. and their subcontractors, Wilbur, Smith 
and Associates, for improving the operational environment of the 
Cable Car system. 

Mr. Lynn Pio, Project Manager, presented an overview of the report 
and the procedures necessary to incorporate the recommendations 
in the cable car rehabilitation project. 



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Mr. John Hayes of Chin and Hensolt, with the aid of draw- 
ings , described the major recommendations contained in the 
report; 1) increase the width of the cable car right of v;ay 
from 17 feet to 22 feet; 2) install a 1-1/2 inch raised 
right of v;ay on California Street; 3) move cable car tracks 
on Columbus Avenue to the right traffic lane; 4) move cable 
car tracks 3 feet to the east on the lower segment of Powell 
Street; and 5) close the northbound traffic lane to other 
vehicles on Powell Street creating a mall from riarket Street 
to Geary Street. 

Mr. Ed Lawson, representing tlie Greater Union Square Associa- 
tion, said that there are a lot of problems concerning closing 
two blocks of Powell Street to northbound traffic. He cited 
delivery problems for the stores in those blocks, the reduc- 
tion of 50% of the curb space and general traffic circulation 
problems which would transfer northbound traffic to Grant 
Avenue . 

f-lr. Maurice Klebolt stated that he operates a business at the 
corner of Powell and Geary Streets. He said that the problem 
is caused by the O'Farrell Street entrance to Macy's loading 
dock. He suggested proper signalling would solve the problem. 

Mr. Sam Walker, representing the Transport Workers Union, 
Local 250A, supported the changes as recommended. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that there may be a problem on Columbus 
Avenue if four vehicles were abreast, for example two cable 
cars and two trucks. He suggested that the consultant look 
into widening the street, including the impact of basement 
encroachments under the sidewalk. He requested that other 
alternatives be presented and asked what options had been 
considered. 

A Powell Street merchant representing 20 Powell Street merchants 
betv;een Ellis and Geary Streets said that the proposal would 
put 90% of them out of business. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee 
on Cable Car Rehabilitation, said that most cable car accidents 
are caused by motorists. He suggested a study of European 
cities which have closed their commercial streets to motor 
vehicles. 

President Sanger requested that alternatives be presented that 
respond to the concerns of the businesses on lower Powell 
Street. Also, he said he could not find justification in the 
report for raising the right of way on California Street- A 
list of priorities by street sections identifying accident 
problems and operational problems was requested. 

************ 

Item No. 17-Discussion of award of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
677 — No. 24 Divisadero Electrification Project, Trolley Over- 
head Construction. 

Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
PUC, stated that the lowest and second lowest bids, both 
submitted by Abbett Electric Corporation, are not in complxance 
with the specifications. He said that the third lowest bidder, 
L. K. Comstock and Co. , using Kummler and Matter hardware 
does meet tlie specifications. Currently, L. K. Comstock and 
Co. is installing :c & I'- hardware on the 1/55 Line.-. W© arc 
experiencing performance problems at the intersection of 
California Street and Presidio Avenue. He said, he would like 
more experience with the new hardware before awarding this coai: 
tract. Staff recommends that award of this contract be delayecl 
until the first meeting in February, 1932. 

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Commissioner McCrea suggested a left turn only signal at the 
corner of California Street and Presidio Avenue. 

Mr. Conrad Abbett, of Abbett Electric Corporation, said that his firr 
bid two systems --one using Ohio Brass hardware, and the other 
using Delachaux, to show the difference in cost of about 30% and 
to give the City a choice. He said that the Delachaux system is 
comparable to the Kummler and Matter. 

Commissioner McCrea said that if staff were to find that the 
Delachaux system is an acceptable or equal system, then we would 
reopen the bid. The burden of proof is on those who propose the 
Delachaux system. 

President Sanger said that the matter is continued to the first 
regular meeting in February, 1982. 

************ 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 
WATER QUALITY 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, said that at the request of the 
Public Utilities Commission a study was conducted by the 
department and the California Department of Health Services 
regarding KPIX Television, Channel 5's claim of lead in the water 
supply, Giardissis in the Hetch Hetchy water supply and algae 
in suburban and San Francisco water. The conclusions reached by 
the department in consultation with City and State Health 
officials indicate that the San Francisco water supply does 
not present any health dangers to its customers. A detailed 
report has been submitted to the Commission. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that a retraction should be demanded 
from KPIX. 

************ 

Item No. 12--Regarding proposed contracts with Yellow Cab Co- 
operative, Inc. and Luxor Cab Company to provide paratransit service 

Commissioner McCrea requested that the contract be redrafted to 
address the issue of failure to serve all areas of the City. 
Commissioner Hsieh requested a monitoring system. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:40 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 

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^ MINUTES 
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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

30curv 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
-r'. December 8, 1981 

COMMISSIONERS 
John H. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter HcCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order 
Present 



2:05 P.M. 



President John Sanger, Vice President H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioners Peter McCrea, Nancy Lenvin, Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of November 24, 1981 were 
approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0463 M Rejecting proposed fare increases for CalTrans 
Peninsula Train Serviceo 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0464 F Recommending to the Board of Supervisors that 

proceedings be instituted for the formation of a 
Core Area Transit Maintenance District. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0465 E Accepting the work as satisfactorily completed 

under Contract No. MR-683, K-Line, Ocean Avenue, 
Phelan Avenue to Lee Avenue, Track Reconstruction, 
approving Contract Modification No. 2 in the debit 
amount of $5,186.57, and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $11,699.52 to Railco Multi 
Construction, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0466 E Requesting Controller's concurrence in amendment 
of Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Com- 
mission Revolving Fund. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-209 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0467 E Requesting the Mayor's recommendation to the Board 
of Supervisors for approval of Municipal Railway's 
request for Supplemental Appropriation to classify 
an existing A-400 position and adjust it to the 
1981/82 rate of pay, $40,926. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0468 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department Supplemental Appro- 
priation in the amount of $30,000 to cover the 
increase in excavation fees. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0469 A Approving collections of Water Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, in the 
amount of $1,574.75, for the month of October 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0462 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$64,894.50. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0470 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation to fund 
costs for the creation of a Core Area Transit 
Maintenance District in the amount of $414,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-210 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0471 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation to fund costs 
of litigation of Russ Building Partnership vs. CCSF 
and other miscellaneous services of counsel in the 
amount of $453,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0472 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to accept and expend 
$58,212,000 of Section 3 Capital Assistance monies 
for the Cable Car Reconstruction program under the 
Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0473 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway cash award for 
Mr. Harold Augsburger, a Municipal Railway 
employee, in the amount of $1,448.20, for his 
participation in the 1980 City Employee Suggestion 
System Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0474 W Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate to a 
judgment in Condemnation Action No. 243546 as 
filed by the State of California for the acquisition 
of certain City-owned land for highway purposes, 
remaining portions of the Ravenswood - Belmont 
right of way Parcels 43 and 44 and Ravenswood 
lands Parcel 45 in San Mateo County, appraised at 
$234,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0475 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

select the firm of Remco Engineering, Inc. to 

perform energy analyses on nine major energy 

consuming municipal facilities and to execute a 

?5^^f^^^°"^-'- services contract, in the amount of 
$40,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-211 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

8] -0476 E Approving plans as prepared by staff and 

authorizing bid call under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 669, Alterations to 425 Mason Street, Building 
for B.M.I.S., estimated to cost $542,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, KcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0477 A Approving contracts with Yellow Taxi Company and 

Luxor Taxi Company to provide paratransit services 
to seniors and handicapped persons from December 8, 
1381 ~ Jiane 30, 19 82, in the total amount of 
$250,000. 

Votes; Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

8] -0478 A Approving settlement of the discrimination complaint 

filed by Ms. Beverly Hopkins, and authorizing back pay 
in the sum of $3,724.50. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, IlcCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

81-0479 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 2 to the Agreement with 
Public Management Consulting Associates in an amount 
not to exceed $81,535, .n order to begin work on 
instructor training, al«ng with developing, imple- 
menting and evaluating lew management training 
programs . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seccnded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

81-0480 r Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Coramissim to apply for, accept 
and expend $675,000 for ttansit operating assistance 
under AB110 7 for Municipal Railway operations in 
fiscal year 1381-82. 

Votes: Ayes - Seinger, Flym, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

Copies of the eibove resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



81-2]2 



PUBLIC HEARING — To consider ptoposed fare increases for the 
CalTrans Peninsula Train Service. 

A transcript of the public hearing is on file in the office of 
the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

President Sanger read a prepared statement, copy of which is 
made a part of these minutes. 

Mr. Tony Bruzzone, Municipal Railway Transit Planner, presented 
the proposed fare structure which is expected to raise revenues 
by 25% and obtain approximately 40% of the operations budget 
from the farebox. 

Mr. Frank A. Jur» 31 Ridgewood Street, San Francisco, opposed 
the fare increase and proposed fare structure because it will 
discourage traffic. 

Mr. Marc Franklin, a San Francisco resident commuting to Palo 
Alto (Stahford Law School) , said that the proposal does not 
provide for the regular, part-time tommuter who Uses the service 
2, 3 or 4 times a week. For them the increase can be as much 
as 78%. 

Mr. Notmdn Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in 
opposition to a fare incirease because it leads to a loss of 
patronage, he opposed the elimination of the 20 trip ticket. 
He suggested that excursion tickets be honored at all hours on 
all trains and that the 5-day commute ticket be continued. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, 291 Geary Street, #209, San Francisco, said 
that it's too early for a fare increase and there should be 
further study. 

Mr. Jeff Carter, 1720 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, has been using 
the 20 ride ticket for a daily one way ride because he car pools 
in the other direction. He said elimination of the 20 ride 
ticket will mean that it will be cheaper for him to drive. 

Mr. Stephen Kornoerg, 3315 St. Michael Drive, Palo Alto, said 
his fare will hsve increased 115% since July, 1980, taking into 
consideration the 30% reduction he used to have. He opposed 
elimination of the 20 ride ticket and increasing parking fees. 

Ms. Gail McMurciie, 1618 Lombard Street, Apt. 3, San Francisco, 
said that the proposed structure would increase the commuters' 
fare at a greater rate than the occasional rider. She said 
that the proposed zone increases are not equitable. 

Mr. Ramon Aguilero Aguilar, 1610 Sutter Street, #406, San 
Francisco, suggested that uniform rates be considered. He said 
this increase will cause riders to look for alternative modes of 
transportation. SamTrans' rates are very competitive. 

Mr. James Ryan, of San Jose, said that if this proposal goes 
through, he will stop taking fie train. 

The Public Hearing was closed. 

In response to questions by President Sanger as to what alternatives 
were considered, Mr. Fred Barton, Deputy District Director for 
CalTrans, said that State policy is to maximize revenues without 
loss of ridership, maintain 40% farebox ratio and be competitive 
with alternative transportation. Comparisons show that S.P. is 
cheaper than BART for the same distance and SamTrans is 
cheaper than S.P. 

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In response to Coitmiissionsr Lenvin's questions regarding rider- 
ship data, Mr. Barton said that bet^^?een January and October 
this year ridership has decreased 4.2% due to gasoline being 
more plentiful and discontinuance of the 30% discount. 

In response to Conmiissioner Flynn's questions concerning the 
$1.00 penalty charge for purchasing tickets aboard the train, 
Mr. Barton said that the purpose is to "tighten up" on operating 
expenses and to increase fare collection efficiency. Mr. Matt 
Paul of CalTrans said that financial projections do not include 
the penalty charge. 

Mr. Paul distributed to the Commissioners a chart comparing the 
proposed fare with the fare charged by SairfTrans.. The chart ' . 
indicated that train riders who also purchased a discounted 
($14.00) Muni Fast' Pass would pay from 1 1/2 to 2 times more 
than SamTrans . riders. 

Mr. Elmer Hale of CalTrans, responding to Commissioner McCrea's 
questions regarding increased capacity, said that 450 seats have 
been added in each direction. Mr. Hale said CalTrans is pro- 
jecting no loss of ridership due to this fare increase because 
of plans to increase marketing efforts. 

Commissioner Flynn asked how staff arrived at the figure of 25% 
for the increase. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal 
Railway, replied that it v/as the figure that would provide 
enough additional revenue to generate over 40% of the operating 
costs from the farebox. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that in are.as where the increase is sub- 
stcintially above 25% there may be a decrease in ridership re- 
sulting in less than 40% farebox recovery. 

Commissioner McCrea said that this fare increase must be viewed 
in connection v/ith the recant 38% increase resulting from 
elimination of the discount. 

He said that CalTrans has nroposed extension of train service 
to the Ferry Building. If this v;ere done it v;ould eliminate 
the need for many riders to pay a Muni fare. This should 
be included in this fare package. 

Mr. Barton reolied that tlie S.P. Pvailroad is outside their 
purchase of service contract. Ilov/ever, negotiations are 
currently in orogress. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to reject the fare package. 
Commissioner llcCrea seconded. Resolution No. 81-0463 was 
unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn said that a revised fare package should 
include retention of the 20 ride ticket. 

Commissioner Hsieh asked that other alternatives be presented 
so that the Commission can have options. 

Commissioner McCrea said that he v;ould like to see an 
analysis of ridership projections that includes the fact 
that there has been a 38% increase to the ridership in 
the last year. Also, improved service by including service 
to the Ferry Building should be part of the fare package. 



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President Sanger said that the excursion ticket should not be 
eliminated for use at all times. He requested that the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission staff review the 
comparison of fares with SamTrans. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0471 — Supplemental appropriation for services 
of counsel, in the amount of $453,000. 

President Sanger requested a precise report on actual needs before 
the funds are work ordered. 

************* 

Item No. 16 — Regarding recommendations by consultants for 
improvements to the cable car system. 

Mr. Sklar said that 12 alternatives have been compiled since the 
last meeting. He asked that this' matter be continued for two 
weeks for further community discussions. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0480 — Authorizing grant application for 
$675,000.00 of AB-1107 funds. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, introduced this item off calendar. He said that 
the approved Municipal Railway budget assumed an additional 
$675,000 for operations from AB-1107 funds which was not allocated 
by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. He said this 
resolution would approve using AB-1107 capital funds. 

President Sanger said he had received a commitment from MTC to 
make adjustments that would increase our funding. Commissioner 
McCrea suggested that based upon previous discussions between 
President Sanger and members of the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission that staff attempt to negotiate with MTC for funds 
from another source. 

President Sanger amended the resolution to indicate a preference 
for Section 5 or AB-1107 operating funds rather than using 
capital allocations. 

************* 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COimiSSIONERS 

Commissioner Lenvin requested a weekly written report on "down" 
time over 10 minutes on the Muni Metro system. Also, she 
requested a written plan as to the coordination between Central 
Control and station agents as to how the public will be informed 
of delays. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:30 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 

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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 2-C, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 18, 1981 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

fEQ2A W 

SAW FRANCiUCO 



COMMISSIONERS 
John M. Sanger, President 
H. Welton Flynn, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
Nancy C. Lenvin 
Thomas Hsieh 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President John M. Sanger, Commissioners Nancy Lenvin, 
Thomas Hsieh 

Vice President H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:12 P.M. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea arrived at 3:05 P.M. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsi^h, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0482 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $42,254,700 of 
capital assistance funds from the U.S. Department 
of Transportation under Section 3 of the Urban 
Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended, 
and from State, regional, and City sources for 
required local match, to support the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Capital Improvement Program. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0483 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $17,342,800 
of Mass Transit Guideway Capital Assistance 
from the State of California under the Transpor- 
tation Planning and Development Account and 
under Article XIX of the State Constitution 
for Municipal Railway Projects. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0484 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 643, Marina 
Substation, Equipment Installation and related 
work, in the amount of $174,711 to Abbett 
Electric Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-217 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0485 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 644, Station 
E, Equipment Installation and related work, in 
the amount of $213,364 to Covco Corporation, 
Millbrae. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0486 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1814 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Sansome Street between Sutter Street and 
Broadway, in the net amount of $308,800, to 
P. & J. Utility Co., Vallejo. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0487 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1810, Re-Roofing Lake Merced Pump 
Station in San Francisco, as satisfactorily com- 
pleted and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $1,299.97 to Vaughn Roofing, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0488 E Approving debit modification in the amount of 
$180,000 to provide funds for additional work 
under Modification of Contract No. 2 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 637, No. 55-SACRAKENTO 
Electrification Project. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0489 E Accepting the work performed under Water Depart- 
ment Contract No. 1787, 8-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in Broadway between Powell 
and Sansome Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Modification of Contract No. 1, 
in the amount of $17,360.85, and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $13,001.14 to 
D. W. Young Construction Company. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



81-218 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0490 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 610 - Moccasin Powerhouse Penthouse 
and Early Intake Camphouse, Re-Roofing, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification of Contract No. 1, in the amount 
of $2,000, and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $21,890 to Sierra Roofing. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0491 E Approving Amendment No. 1 to Agreement between 
the City and Robert B. Wong, AIA, to perform 
the additional design v/ork for construction 
of an Auxiliary Building at Muni Metro Rail 
Center, which would increase the total com- 
pensation allowable under the agreement by 
$21,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0492 V7 Approving write-offs against Reserve for 

Uncollectible Accounts totalling $9,494.40, 
as acted upon by the Water and Sewer Lien 
Committee at its meeting of November 5, 1981, 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0493 W Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors the immediate filling of the 
position of Class 5160 - City Distribution 
Division Manager on an emergency basis at an 
estimated cost of $23,517. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0494 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in 

favor of United Services Automobile Association 
as subrogee of James H. Wilson, in the amount 
of $4,763.31 in settlement of claim ;^o.^inst 
the San Francisco Water Department. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0495 A Authorizing compromise and accepting $3,971 in 
settlement of claim against Louis Rossi of 
Rossi Distributing Company for damages to 
LRV No. 1291. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0496 A Approving the payment of the sum of $560 to 
Jerry Wong, Class 9122 - Transit Information 
Clerk, as compensation for Chinese Bilingual 
Services. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0497 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 
General Claims Agent totalling $61,674.07 for 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway in the month of November 1981. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0481 A Requesting the Controller to allot funds and 

to draw warrants against such funds in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway totalling 
$349,282.92. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0498 A Approving cancellation and write-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable and the 
adjustment of accounts receivable, month of 
November 1981, $1,218.83, and approving 
collections, month of November 1981, in the 
amount of $6,224.85 for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has aQain<;t-. 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0499 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 

Board of Supervisors a PUC Utilities Engineering 
Bureau Supplemental Appropriation in the amount 
of $990 to rejxlace a stolen IBM electric 
typewriter. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0500 F Requesting the Mayor's recommendation to the 

Board of Supervisors for approval of Municipal 
Railway's request for Supplemental Appropriation 
in the amount of $17,158 to classify 232 
employees as part of its Operations Division 
reorganization and to adjust four additional 
9141 Transit Manager II to the proper rate 
of pay. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0501 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $7,570.69 for 
supervisory differential adjustment for 3 
employees . 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0502 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$2,340,000, to construct a sump-pump station 
and gate tower at Cherry-Eleanor Tunnel. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0503 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation 
for various services and supplies for the 
purpose of repairing the diesel coach fleet 
in the amount of $2,167,200. 

Votes: Ayeo - San^jor , Flynn, T.r>iiviii, IIk i ch 
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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0504 W Authorizing the Director of Property to declare 
certain easements surplus and requesting him 
to prepare the necessary legislation for the 
enactment by the Board of Supervisors to 
consummate sale for the sum of $6,825. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0505 H Approving lease of Transit Power Station space 
at Pacific Gas and Electric Company Station E; 
also approving construction and operating 
agreement for Station E; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute said lease and recommend that the 
Board of Supervisors approve said lease. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0506 M Approving plans as prepared by staff and 
authorizing advertisement for bids under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-774, 
Lighting Improvements and Rehabilitation at 
Kirkland Bus Yard, at an estimated cost of 
$58,100. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0507 M Authorizing the General Manager of PUC to execute 
an agreement with the firm of Wilbur Smith & 
Associates to collect and analyze headway 
adherence, ridership, and schedule data, in 
an amount not to exceed $265,000. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following recolution was adopted: 

81-0508 E Endorsing recommendations for improving the 

operational environment of the Cable Car System 
and requesting the Department of City Planning, 
the Department of Public Works, and the Board 
of Supervisors to review and act on the proposAl c 
expeditiously. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0509 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and 

Chief Engineer of Public Utilities to execute 
an Agreement between the City and County of 
San Francisco and Teleride Corp. for professional 
services to investigate and make recommendations 
for improvements of the Muni communications 
systems, at a fee not to exceed $131,607. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0510 E Approving plans and specifications for the re- 
construction of the N-Terminal and the construction 
of storage track and handicapped ramp, estimated 
to cost $527,000, and requesting that the 
N-Terminal work be incorporated in the Department 
of Public Works contract for reconstruction of 
the Great Highway, Specification No. 24,205, 
on an "Alternate Bid" basis. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0511 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into agreements with various suitable 
manufacturers to supply demonstrator articulated 
motor coaches at no cost to PUC; and also author- 
izing the General Manager to enter into agreement 
with Crown Coach Corporation to supply a 
demonstrator articulated trolley coach at an 
expenditure of not more than $8,000 to cover 
shipping charges. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0512 A Approving a personal services contract for Word 

Processing services to establish Position Control, 
estimated to cost $5,440. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, T.ciivin, Hsieh 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0513 F Designating Tuesday, January 12, 1982, at 2:00 P.M., 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, California, 
as the date, time, and place for a public hearing 
by the Public Utilities Commission to consider 
the proposed cable car fare increase. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

81-0514 W Declaration of an Emergency — Repairs to Street 
and Water Main at the intersection of Sansome 
and Bush Streets, estimated cost of replacement 
work, $50,000.00. 

Votes: Ayes - Sanger, Lenvin, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Richard Sklar, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
on the status of diesel maintenance, that they have moved down 
to 23 missed runs this week. The components, modules, engines, 
and transmissions are coming in somewhat slower than we had 
planned, but still providing enough vehicles. Mr. Sklar sees 
no reason why they cannot reach total availability by year end. 

In January staff will put together a program to re-utilize 

our rebuilt diesels, above and beyond Muni's daily minimum 

requirements, so that diesel coaches can be restored to 

those lines on which trolley coaches had been substituted 

and the L.A. coaches can be eliminated from service. Beyond that we 

will use the coaches to increase express service. 

The No. 55-line went into operation with little or no trouble. 
The line is being used as a mechanism to analyze the hardware 
and construction work so that the Commission can make a decision 
hopefully around February 1st on the Engineering Department's 
recommendation on the No. 24-line. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Sklar to dispel to his personal 
satisfaction the rumor that the runs that are being missed, 
allegedly are not computed on the same basis as the old rule. 
Are we getting all of the runs out on time or are we getting 
some of the runs out an hour late and are we considering those 
as runs out on time. 

Mr. Sklar replied that that is not correct. The rule is ten 
minutes of starting time or not out. 

Both Commissioners Sanger and Flynn agreed that there has been 
a tremendous improvement of the service, but there are still 
some areas need improving. 

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PUBLIC HEARING — To consider projects for which financial assistance 
is being sought from Urban Mass Transportation Administration Act 
of 1964, as amended, and from State, regional, and City sources, 
for required local match, to support the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Capital Improvement Program: 

(a) Resolution No. 81-0482 — capital assistance funds 
from U.S. Dept. of Transportation under Section 3 
of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as 
amended 

(b) Resolution No. 81-0483 — Mass Transit Guideway 
Capital Assistance from State of California 

Ms. Louise Stoll, Director, Capital & Resources Development, 
Bureau of Finance, described in detail the application for 
over $42 million for capital projects and with the use of 
charts she explained how these major projects relate to each 
other and major planning projects that are underway now that 
will impact capital grants in the future. 

President Sanger asked if there was anyone present who wished 
to comment on the two resolutions. There being none, the 
public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Flynn moved. Commissioner Hsieh seconded, and 
all commissioners voted "aye". 

Commissioner Hsieh commended Ms. Stoll and her staff for a 
job well done. 

************* 

Resolution No. 81-0508 — Endorsing recommendations for improving 
the operational environment of the Cable Car System and 
requesting the Department of City Planning, the Department of 
Public Works, and the Board of Supervisors to review and act 
on the proposals expeditiously. 

Mr. Lynn Pio, Project Manager, presented a series of alternatives 
to respond to the concerns of the businesses on lower Powell 
Street. An extensive report was given on the raised right of 
way and he presented priorities by street sections. 

President Sanger then gave persons who had not spoken at either 
of our previous meetings on this item an opportunity to comment. 

Mr. Ed Lawson, representing businesses in the area, stated that 
they all favored keeping things the way they are. 

Mr. Gil Walt of the Joint Council of Teamsters said he objected 
to any change, that it was extremely difficult to park and make 
deliveries particularly in that lower Powell area, and the 
"No Left Turn" signs would only compound the hardship. 

Mr. Alexander Mitchell, Manager of the building located at 
150 Powell, and representing his 36 tenants, mostly wholesalers, 
said they are all upset about any changes. Particularly, they 
foresee loading and unloading problems. 

Sgt. John Newlin, stated that the proposed changes would be a 
positive step to facilitate loading and unloading in the area 
and he referred to the success of Maiden Lane. 



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Mr. Michael Handlery, Manager of Hotel Stewart and Handlery Motor 
Inn, objected to making the Powell area one-way. 

Mr. Gustave Glenewinkel, Manager, Manx Hotel on Powell Street 
was concerned for the loading and unloading of guests and the 
tour buses. 

Mr. Zane Yoinchi, a merchant with two stores located at 106 and 
57 Powell Street, and speaking in behalf of some store owners 
who could not attend the meeting today, said they were all 
against any change in the area. 

President Sanger said he had difficulty justifying the raised 
right of way on California Street. 

Commissioner McCrea is of the opinion that the raised right of 
way will keep car traffic at a normal flow and at the same time 
keep cars off the cable car tracks. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved for a raised right of way. Commissioner 
McCrea seconded. Votes: Ayes - Flynn, McCrea, Lenvin, Hsieh 

No - Sanger 

Commissioner Hsieh expressed concern that the merchants are 
not in favor of the proposals and at the same time the merchants 
have been unable to come up with any constructive suggestions so 
that this program can work. He wishes there could be some 
compromising so that it can be done in the best interest of the 
people and the City. 

President Sanger said some measures must be taken to improve 
the safety and operating environment. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the resolution. Commissioner 
Lenvin seconded. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:25 P.M. 



Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 



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